Вторник, 12 Декабря, 2017

Rep. Trent Franks, Who Said Gay Marriage Will Destroy America, to Quit

NATION-NOW     Arizona Rep. Trent Franks expected to resign     
       Arizona Rep. Trent Franks to resign NATION-NOW Arizona Rep. Trent Franks expected to resign Arizona Rep. Trent Franks to resign
Andrew Cummings | 08 Декабря, 2017, 01:44

Trent Franks is resigning from Congress over allegations of "inappropriate behavior", according to reports.

He was expected to make a statement Thursday; the aide was not authorized to discuss the matter before Franks' announcement.

The AP reported on Franks' resignation Thursday afternoon, based on its sources.

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., is expected to resign his congressional seat.

In his eight terms representing the Phoenix area's West Valley and Glendale in Washington, Franks has been a stalwart social conservative on Capitol Hill, frequently citing the Bible and denouncing abortion.

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Not surprisingly, Franks opposed rights for LGBT people. Franken said some of those accusations were false and said he remembered others differently than his accusers did.

It was not immediately clear why the GOP member is planning to leave his seat.

"Half of all black children are aborted", Franks infamously said in 2010. He sought to clarify the comment, saying later-term abortions linked to pregnancies caused by rape are infrequent. Franks has harshly criticized some NFL players for not standing during the national anthem, calling them "arrogant and overpaid Lilliputians who dishonor America".

Franks was seen huddling with fellow Republicans on the floor of the House Thursday, in what appeared to be a prayer circle.

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