Hours after Sen. Al Franken announced he was resigning after multiple women claimed he had grabbed them inappropriately or forced a kiss, the House Ethics Committee announced it is investigating two GOP members. One of them, Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, announced he was resigning, effective January 31, 2018, and that he was under investigation for a “discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates, making each feel uncomfortable.” Announcing his resignation…

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    12/8/2017 - 1:22 am | View Link
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    12/7/2017 - 12:35 pm | View Link
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