Trent Franks Clarifies Remarks About Obama Being “Enemy of Humanity”

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September 29, 2009 10:29 a.m.

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) has clarified his comments from the How to Take Back America conference, where he called President Obama an “enemy of humanity” — with his spokesperson saying that he should have made it clear that he was referring to Obama’s abortion policies.

As the Associated Press reports:

Trent Franks of Arizona said in a speech to conservatives Saturday in St. Louis that Obama’s decision to fund international family planning organizations that support legal abortion shows “he has no place in any station of government and we need to realize that he is an enemy of humanity.”

Bethany Haley, spokeswoman for Franks, said the congressman was referring to “unborn humanity” and should have clarified his statement.

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