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Congressman Trent Franks

Representing the 8th District of Arizona


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June 8, 2016 Trent's Blog

Local eyewitnesses (along with Fox News, ARA News, and other outlets) are reporting that on Thursday last week in Mosul, Iraq, the Islamic State placed 19 Yezidi girls in iron cages and, before a crowd of hundreds, burned them alive for refusing to be their sex slaves.  This is the state in which President Obama will leave the Middle East.  It did not have to come to this, and would not have come to this if not for the serially heartless and incompetent decisions this President has made during his tenure as America’s Commander-in-Chief.  Tragically, this will be his true legacy.

March 16, 2016 Trent's Blog

A resurgent Russia, in their increasingly successful attempt to supplant American leadership in the Middle East, is exacting a terrible toll on innocent victims in Syria. 

February 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- As the President announces his plan to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer prisoners to the United States, Congressman Trent Franks released the following statement:

July 26, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-02) issued the following statement in regards to the bombing and shooting at a youth Labor Party camp in Oslo and Otoya that not only shocked a peaceful nation but rippled through the rest of the world:
"Today, I wish to send my condolences to the people of Norway in light of the horrific attacks that killed 76 innocent civilians. My heart is especially with the bereaved families who have lost the dearest loved ones they may have in this world.

July 15, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-02) responded to the recent revelation that the Obama Administration has decided to try a Somali pirate, Ahmed Abdulkadir, who has known ties to two terrorist organizations -- including al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, from whom Abdulkadir received military training -- in a civilian court.


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