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democracy guardian dot com

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Trent Franks says he asked two female employees to be surrogates:



Thinking there's probably more to this story.

Also I can't fucking wait for the inevitable Federalist article about how it's a Very Good and Capitalist Thing to pay young women to have your baby.

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Wtf?
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

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Trent Franks says he asked two female employees to be surrogates:



Thinking there's probably more to this story.

Also I can't fucking wait for the inevitable Federalist article about how it's a Very Good and Capitalist Thing to pay young women to have your baby.
That's just taking Handmaid's Tale to heart

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literally this is where we're going so

  • meepmeep
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Not surprising at all:

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/08/trent-franks-sex-surrogacy-impregnate-287808

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Arizona Rep. Trent Franks allegedly made unwanted advances toward female staffers in his office and retaliated against one who rebuffed him, according to House GOP sources with knowledge of a complaint against him.

The allegations, which reached Speaker Paul Ryan and top GOP leaders in recent days, led to Franks' sudden resignation this week. Franks originally announced that he would resign on Jan. 31, 2018. But just hours after POLITICO inquired about the allegations, he sped up his resignation and left office Friday.

The sources said Franks approached two female staffers about acting as a potential surrogate for him and his wife, who has struggled with fertility issues for years. But the aides were concerned that Franks was asking to have sexual relations with them. It was not clear to the women whether he was asking about impregnating the women through sexual intercourse or in vitro fertilization. Franks opposes abortion rights as well as procedures that discard embryos.

A former staffer also alleged that Franks tried to persuade a female aide that they were in love by having her read an article that described how a person knows they're in love with someone, the sources said. One woman believed she was the subject of retribution after rebuffing Franks. While she enjoyed access to the congressman before the incident, that access was revoked afterward, she told Republican leaders.

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in other words, a Democratic congressional district just disappeared.

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Yeah, the district that hasn't elected a Republican since the 40s and that Clinton won with 79% of the vote is definitely now lost to the GOP.

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It's literally going to remain empty til 2019.

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Does this change the minimum number of votes Republicans need?

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Finally a republican with the balls to call out a colleague for inappropriate touching:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/must_see/42259610/us-lawmaker-to-colleague-i-don-t-like-men

 :grin:


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Does this change the minimum number of votes Republicans need?

It does if Kihuen is forced out and a similar thing happens.