US Lawmaker, Trent Franks, promise aide $5m to have his baby

The eight-term lawmaker abruptly resigned Friday, bowing to an ultimatum from House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Ryan told Franks that he would refer the allegations to the Ethics Committee and urged him to step aside.

The former aide said the congressman, at least four times, asked if she would be willing to act as a surrogate in exchange for money.

Franks, in his statement announcing his resignation, said he and his wife, who have struggled with infertility, have twins who were carried through surrogacy.

The former aide said the conversations took place in private, sometimes in the congressman’s car, and that she repeatedly told him she wasn’t interested.

She said she never filed a formal complaint because until recently, she didn’t know where to go, but

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