Should Trent Franks Just Go Away?

Should Trent Franks Just Go Away?
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If you were to argue that Republican Congressman Trent Franks does something worthwhile in Congress, that argument would be short-lived.

After more than a decade in Congress, Franks has no legacy to speak of, but continues his fights against gay marriage, abortion, and gambling -- fights that amount to nothing more than a waste of everyone's time.

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In fact, just in 2012, New Times calculated that Franks wasted 98 minutes of the American public's time so he could ramble about abortion.

Consider the unsuccessful abortion bills he's proposed, like his proposal to ban abortions past 20 weeks in Washington D.C. (which he later expanded nationwide). If you think that's passing both chambers of Congress and getting a stamp of approval from President Obama, you ought to research the possibilities of being placed in a straight-jacket, and set inside a square room with white padded walls, where you will be fed your pills twice a day.

Franks also recently created a nationwide ruckus for declaring that there aren't that many pregnancies that result from rape -- just the latest in a long, long line of very stupid things he's said.

Now, we see that Franks is co-sponsoring a bill to change the Constitution to declare, "Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman."

We're not asking for Franks to resign. We're asking for him to go far, far away, and never come back. Do you want Franks to just go away?

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