Arizona congressman to resign after discussing child surrogacy with female staffers - 2017-12-08

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F345.png Arizona congressman to resign after discussing child surrogacy with female staffers December 8, 2017, Lauren Gambino, The Guardian

The Arizona congressman Trent Franks said he will resign from Congress at the end of January after discussing child surrogacy with two female staff members.

Franks announcement came as the House ethics committee said it would launch an investigation into whether the congressman "engaged in conduct that constitutes sexual harassment and/or retaliation for opposing sexual harassment".

"I have recently learned that the ethics committee is reviewing an inquiry regarding my discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates, making each feel uncomfortable," Franks said in a statement on Thursday. "I deeply regret that my discussion of this option and process in the workplace caused distress."

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{{cite news | author = Lauren Gambino | title = Arizona congressman to resign after discussing child surrogacy with female staffers | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/07/arizona-congress-trent-franks-resigns-sexual-misconduct?CMP=share_btn_tw | work = The Guardian | date = December 8, 2017 | accessdate = December 8, 2017 }}