Trent Franks Resigns, December 7, 2017

It is NOT NORMAL for a member of Congress to ask his female staff members to be a surrogate for his child. He offered one staff member five million dollars to carry his child and left some with the impression that he wanted to wanted to impregnate them via intercourse rather than via in-vitro fertilization. I . . . am at a loss for words.

Updated with the additional details of the payment and the method, December 8, 2017.

Source: The Hill, Politico, the Associated Press.