Internship Rescinded When Woman Rebuffed Lawmaker

Melissa Richmond writes in the Washington Post that former Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) rescinded an internship offer when she wouldn’t come to his house.

Several weeks went by. Then something unusual happened. The congressman called me on my cellphone — from his cellphone — late on a Sunday night. He mentioned that his family wasn’t home and asked me whether I could come over that night for a “final one-on-one interview” with him.

I was stunned. Senior members of his staff had interviewed me weeks before and offered me the position. After speaking with my family, I called the congressman back and told him I didn’t feel comfortable going to his house. In that case, he told me, the internship offer was rescinded.

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