It isn’t appropriate to ask your fellow co-workers if they’d be willing to have your child.
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., learned that the hard way.
The lawmaker announced Thursday that he will resign from office following allegations that he asked two female staffer if they would serve as surrogate mothers for his child.
Franks, 60, and his wife of 37 years have struggled with infertility. The couple previously used a surrogate mother to conceive their twins.
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In a statement, Franks said he never abused, intimidated or coerced any members of his congressional staff. However, he said he wants to “take full and personal responsibility for the ways I have broached a topic that, unbeknownst to me until very recently, made certain individuals uncomfortable.”
Franks will resign from Congress Jan. 31, 2018. Check out what Twitter had to say about the matter.