Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Rep. Trent Franks is Arizona's most embarrassing congessman by far, he just doesn't get the kind of media attention the others do.
Last week Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) held Congressional hearings on a bill that would prevent doctors in D.C. from performing abortions after 20 weeks (the bill the Arizona legislature recently enacted into law served as a model and cover for Frank's hearing). Franks prevented Delegate Eleanor Norton (D) — D.C.’s only congressional representative — from testifying against the measure, thus disenfranchising the citizens of Washington D.C. of representation.
Since Arizona's Trent Franks wants to micromanage the affairs of Washington, D.C., its citizens had a request for "hizzonor" the self-appointed "Mayor" of Washington, D.C. Protesters Mock Arizona Congressman’s DC Abortion Ban, Ask ‘Mayor Franks’ To Fix Pot Holes:
[P]rotesters descended on the Arizona Congressman’s office — who represents a district 2,300 miles and two time zones away from the nation’s capital — to ask “Mayor Franks” to fix pressing local concerns like pot holes, broken street lights and traffic lights:
One by one, about 50 protesters knocked on the door of Franks’ office, and then spoke a few words about a problem in the city that they think “Mayor Franks” should address if he’s going to be writing laws that affect D.C. residents.
“My issue today is Metro — full funding for Metro,” said Jon Ozment, a 56-year-old D.C. resident. “As a constituent here, I use Metro all the time, my children use it, and it’s really disgraceful the condition they’ve allowed Metro to get to.”
“I have to say I’m very disappointed today,” he added. “I really wanted to meet my representative, Mr. Franks. He’s supposed to be representing us and I did take some time to come in here today, so I hope he takes these concerns into account.”
Wednesday’s protest was organized by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC and DC Vote.