Trent Franks Beyond the Pale: Representing the Extremist Wing of the Republican Party

From: Marge Baker, Executive Vice President, People For the American Way
To: Interested Parties
Date: March 31, 2011
Re: Trent Franks Beyond the Pale: Representing the Extremist Wing of the Republican Party

The National Journal reports this morning that Arizona Rep. Trent Franks is planning to announce a bid for the open Senate seat vacated by Jon Kyl. As Franks gears up for a run for statewide office, it is important to remember that his far-right record is extreme even in today’s Republican Party. Franks:

A Trent Franks candidacy for the U.S. Senate demonstrates how Republican politicians increasingly promote fears and lies about President Obama and employ inflamed rhetoric. With the anticipation of a hotly contested race in Arizona, expect other Republican candidates to move increasingly to the right and for the GOP to embrace extremists like Franks.

 

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