The sex-harassment scandals have ended the career of a conservative congressman who says his sin was discussing surrogate motherhood. Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona Republican, announced Thursday that he was resigning from Congress, saying that he didn’t want to go through the way his actions would be distorted and leaked about in the current climate. He said that he had learned that the House Ethics Committee was reviewing complaints about his discussions with two female aides about surrogate motherhood. Rather than suffer through an investigation, he said, he decided to step down. “We are in an unusual moment in history –
He resigned over "discussing surrogate motherhood"?
I admit to being naive and out of touch. Is this a euphemism for something I wasn´t aware of?
The Dems Al Franken didn´t resign over actually groping women. Bill Clinton didn´t resign over raping, or sexually abusing an employee. And this guy is resigning over a discussion? Is this guy related to Flake, or McCain? Or is he a Bush or Corker? This seems ridiculous. There has to be something else, something more along the lines of the Dems.
Here´s an idea: How about if the entire Arizona congressional delegation resigns. I don´t know all of them, but the resignation of the senators and congressmen I do know would surely be an improvement, right?
#3 What would you think if your young beautiful daughter was working for the congressman and he discussed with her the issues of infertility in his marriage. He wants to have a child, but his wife cannot make it happen. We won´t get into the options of how that might come to be, but I´m guessing he had some ideas. Add to that the concern for the young woman´s future career if she should laugh at him or call him a creep. Does a sitting congressman need to be told that this is inappropriate?!
What if- The congressman is the part of the family that is infertile. He tells his cute young thing in his office, "My wife- she can´t get preggo, so, if you would be willing to help- uh- us- you know---get a baby,. We could do it right here. You know, no messy clinics, just the - well, you know, the "natural" way. We would be ever so grateful. could mean a big promotion, you know." And then he gets to "Try" for several weeks and when nothing happens- "gee! imagine that! It was me all along. Thanks for trying anyway, Trish. You were wonderful, by the way. Now, go get me a nice hot cup of Joe- the way I like it. And be quick about it. And would you send in Cathy. I have something personal I want to talk to her about. Thanks, sweetie."
Yeah- what if? I guess you could call that a "conversation".
House Speaker Paul Ryan urged Mr. Franks to resign.
Wake up folks. Please. The Swamp hates conservatives and hates christian conservatives even more. Mumbles McConnell and Lyin Ryan will do ANYTHING to preserve the Swamps status quo - even if it means replacing republicans with democrats. I mean, just look at Judge Moore.
Come on people. Please. What decent person wants to put these staff and their family through leftist ´examinations´. The current Congress (Regress) and the media are soooo sick. And of course, of the leftist persuasion. Pleease.
Republicans resign too easy. If they didn´t give up so quickly Obama might have been defeated in Chicago and not become a national figure. Just think how many more people would be employed today if Obama´s Republican opponent hadn´t given up.
I agree that this explanation smells fishy. If this were just a conversation about the Congressman´s family life, among people who work together and know each other, there should be nothing to complain about. I´m thinking he´s taking the easy way out before some real stinkbomb goes off.
This past weekend thousands of women - and men - took to the streets to show the world how nasty they can be. They called it the “women’s march” but I refuse to call it by that name. Truth is, by calling that vulgar display of hate and bitterness a “women’s march” we are actually demeaning and degrading what it means to be female. Think I’m kidding? Think I’m exaggerating? Think I’m anti-woman, anti-feminist, anti-female empowerment? Well, behold, the logical fallacy that is modern day feminism. Nothing says, “take me seriously” like marching around in pink hats screaming profanities and
Actress Suzanne Somers says she’s “happy” about President Trump’s first year in office, even if saying so ends her career in Hollywood. “I’m happy about him,” she told TMZ in an interview published Monday. “I’m happy that the economy’s doing so much better.” Somers said it’s “very rare” for someone in Hollywood to compliment Trump. “And now my career is over,” she laughed. The actress said in 2014 that the Obama administration was “the most divisive of all the administrations” in her lifetime.
If you’re the NFL this morning, looking at the ratings from Sunday’s conference championship games, chances are you’re mixing something extra strong into that morning coffee. A regular season trend of declining ratings which then turned into a postseason trend of declining ratings, has culminated into a championship weekend of, you guessed it, declining ratings.The early game on CBS, between the Patriots and the Jaguars, drew a 27.3 rating. While that’s only down a tenth of a point from the 27.4 rating that the Packers and Falcons drew in that time-slot last year, it’s also the lowest rated early game
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It´s no secret that Mitt Romney is, in all likelihood, going to run for a Senate seat in Utah. What´s less clear, however, is why the man who was the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and is now retired and occupying an elder-statesman role in a party torn into warring factions would want to serve as a junior senator. Once elected, Romney would find himself embroiled in day-to-day congressional fights and less free to voice his criticisms of the White House, while losing some of the deference he´s been shown by members of his own party. But listen to any number of Republicans and
Malia Obama, who is studying at Harvard University, has boyfriend! But some black people on Twitter have questioned her choice in men, because Malia´s new homey, Rory Farquharson, is white. (5 tweets) This racism on the part of some in the black community, who are bruddas and sistas to us all, is very sad. Most white people want us to grow together as a community. I just wish everyone of all races felt the same way. Questions for discussion: After years of Obama´s race baiting, President Trump is the first "post-racial" president to follow him. What do you think President Trump
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