Arizona's Trent Franks Expected to Resign

Arizona's Trent Franks Expected to Resign

The Associated Press is reporting that Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) is resigning from Congress.

An unnamed Arizona Republican told RollCall that "rumors" of inappropriate behavior have been "swirling around" Franks "for years, at least in 2012".

Leaving the House floor Thursday, Franks did not confirm or deny those plans, telling reporters he would put out a statement later in the day. Franks told Roll Call that he would make a statement on Thursday evening, that will "explain" things.

The congressman serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee, in addition to be a member of the House Freedom Caucus.

Franks was seen being comforted in the chamber by several other Republicans shortly before he left the House floor. Biggs said he would not comment until Franks announced his plans.

Trent is now serving his eight term in Congress - he was first elected in 2002. He is now serving his eighth term in the United States Congress. He made his fortune in the oil business and also founded a socially conservative think tank.

He's a strong backer of President Donald Trump and has embraced some of his stances on social issues. The general election must be held no less than 50 and no more than 60 days after the primary.

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