Trent Franks

 

  Former Republican U.S. representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district from 2003 to 2017 (numbered as the 2nd district from 2003 to 2013). He opposed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, saying "the thought of Americans' health care decisions being put into the hands of an unimaginably large bureaucracy is a frightening prospect." In September 2009, he called President Barack Obama an "enemy of humanity" with his spokesperson later clarifying the remarks were in response to Obama's position on abortion. During the 2008 campaign, Franks stated that he is skeptical about global warming and other commonly accepted theories supported by the scientific community. He opposes same-sex marriage. Franks opposes gun control. The interest group Gun Owners of America has given Franks high approval ratings. In 2011, he voted to pass the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act. In December 2017, two of Franks' former aides accused him of sexually harassing them by pushing them to serve as surrogate mothers for his wife. In response, the House Ethics Committee announced that it would investigate allegations of sexual harassment against Franks.

Sources: Wikipedia, Ballotpedia & Vote Smart

Rep. Trent Franks' Absolutely Bizarre Resignation Letter
Dec, 8, 2017
Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks To Resign Following Sexual Harassment Claim
"House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office released a statement saying that Ryan was briefed on “credible claims of misconduct” last week and that Franks did not deny the allegations when he was confronted with them. The Wisconsin Republican said he accepted the letter of resignation Thursday."
Dec. 7, 2017
Rep. Trent Franks Is Full Of Beans About Robert Mueller
Nov. 1, 2017
Four Arizona Republicans Vote To Let Puerto Ricans Die
Oct. 13, 2017
The Bill To Ban Abortion At 20 Weeks Is Based On Fake Science
Oct. 3, 2017
Arizona Lawmakers Weigh In On Case Pitting Gay Rights, Religious Rights
Sep. 9, 2017
 
"This Republican Congressman has absolutely no problem with a foreign country committing cyber-espionage — well, at least as long as it's targeting the Democrats."
Trent Franks Proposed What? His Amendment To Survey Islamic Thought Shot Down In House
Jul. 14, 2017
Az GOP Congressmen Call For End Of Ironwood, Sonoran Nat'l Monuments
"Members of the" (Republican) "Congressional Western Caucus, including U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, the chair, and Reps. Andy Biggs and Trent Franks, all Arizona Republicans, joined several other for their party in calling on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to rescind the declarations of the monuments, which were established by previous presidents."
Jul. 5, 2017
GOP Rep.: Bales Of Marijuana Concealing Nukes Can Cross Border
Feb. 22, 2017
Rep. (Or Is It Comrade?) Trent Franks Praises Criminal Russian Hackers
"Republican Rep. Trent Franks said if the Russian cyber spies successfully hacked into the computers of Hillary Clinton and Democrats and made the most embarrassing aspects of that information public did so to support the election of Donald Trump, they were performing a public service."
Dec. 30, 2016
GOP Rep. Goes On Bonkers Rant Over Hillary Allowing ‘Murder Of Half-Million Little Tiny Women Every Year’
Oct. 11, 2016
Center for Arizona Policy
2016 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Representative LD-14
Question 4: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 9: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Trent Franks: Every Study Shows Same-Sex Couples Don't Make Good Parents
Jun. 1, 2016

 

H Amdt 1128 - Vote to adopt an amendment to HR 5055 that prohibits the use of funds in violation of an executive order that prohibits government contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Arizona Congressman’s Tweet About Bill Of Rights Unfortunately Fails On Every Level
Dec. 15, 2015
Center for Arizona Policy
2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. House of Representatives CD-1
Question 3: Arizona’s voter-approved constitutional definition of marriage should be defended to the fullest extent legally possible.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 4: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 8: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Trent Franks, Founder, Center For Arizona Policy
Apr. 3, 2014
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Trent Franks Agrees That Obama Is Either A Secret Muslim Or Acting Just Like One
Dec. 20, 2013
Republican Presiding Over VRA Hearing Once Claimed Abortion Worse Than Slavery
Jul. 17, 2013
Rep. Trent Franks: Just Another Idiot When It Comes To Abortion
Jun. 14, 2013
Trent Franks: ‘The Incidence Of Rape Resulting In Pregnancy Are Very Low’
"During a House Judiciary hearing on his abortion bill Wednesday, Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) said that he opposes an exemption for rape victims because “the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.”
Jun. 12, 2013
Who Is Trent Franks?
Jun. 12, 2013
Trent Franks Makes List Of The 10 Weirdest Members of Congress
Feb. 28, 2013
Here Are The Republicans Who Voted 'No' On Hurricane Sandy Relief Funds
The measure passed unanimously through the Senate, but 67 Republican members of the House of Representatives voted "no" to assisting people who were left, at best, powerless or homeless by a hurricane in November.
Jan. 4, 2013

 

H Amdt 1416 - Vote to adopt an amendment to HR 5856 that prohibits the use of funds appropriated by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2013 from being used to contravene the Defense of Marriage Act.

Center for Arizona Policy
2012 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: United States House of Representatives CD-8
Question 3: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 8: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 13: Repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which states that marriage is the union of one man and one woman and declares states do not have to recognize same-sex marriage from other states.
Candidates' Position: Oppose

FAIR Game? How GOP Politicians Are Trying to secretly influence the IRC
Oct. 31, 2011
What The Hell Is Wrong With Arizona? Let's Start With Trent Franks
"He served two years, 1985-1987 in the Arizona House of Representatives and came in third in a reelection bid after he was reportedly discovered having sex with a man inside the Capitol. "
Mar. 8, 2011

 

H Amdt 672 - Vote to adopt an amendment to HR 5136 that repeals, after military review and certification, the Department of Defense's policy of prohibiting individuals from serving in the armed forces if they engage in homosexual activity or have acknowledged that they are homosexual or bisexual ("Don't Ask, Don't Tell").

Center for Arizona Policy
2010 Questions for Congressional Candidates
Position Sought: United States Representative CD-2
Question 5: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as between only one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 8: Protecting healthcare workers from being required to perform procedures that violate their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 10: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in discrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 14: Repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which states that marriage is the union of one man and one woman and declares states do not have to recognize same-sex marriage from other states.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Trent Franks Is A Climate Change Denier
Aug. 15, 2010
Rep. Trent Franks: Blacks Better Off Under Slavery
"Arizona Congressman Trent Franks told blogger Mike Stark that African Americans were much better off under slavery."
Feb. 26, 2010
Center for Arizona Policy
2008 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: United States Representative CD-2
Question 6: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 7: Repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act which states marriage is the union of one man and one woman and declares states do not have to recognize same-sex marriages from other states.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 9: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 10: Expanding federal “hate crime” laws to include “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression.”
Candidates' Position: Oppose
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
**Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

 

HR 3685 - Vote to pass a bill that amends the federal Civil Rights Act to prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation.
Highlights:
 

Prohibits employers from discriminating against any employee in respect to the conditions and
    privileges of employment based on the employee's actual or perceived sexual orientations (Sec. 4).
 

Makes it unlawful for a labor organization or a training program to discriminate against anyone
     based on the individual's actual or perceived sexual orientation (Sec. 4).
 

Forbids employment agencies from refusing to refer a worker based on that worker's actual or
    perceived sexual orientation (Sec. 4).

 

H J Res 88  - Vote to pass a joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment providing that marriage in the U.S. consists only of the union of a man and a woman, and federal and state constitutions can not be construed to require marriage or legal incidents of marriage be conferred in other unions.
Highlights:
 

Prohibits individual states from recognizing marital status and/or legal benefits from any other

    unions other than that of a man and a woman.
Center for Arizona Policy
2006 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: United States Senate
Question 6: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 12: . Adding “sexual orientation” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose

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