Republican congressman expected to resign over sexual misconduct claims

Randolph Lopez
December 8, 2017

Arizona Republican Representative Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, according to multiple sources including AP, CNN and Roll Call.

His Arizona district went big for President Trump in the presidential election, and he was considered a reliable supporter of the president's agenda.

Both Reps. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) spoke with Franks on Thursday night but refused to discuss the matter.

Trent Franks is resigning from Congress over allegations of "inappropriate behavior", according to reports.

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The lawmaker has not yet confirmed or denied the resignation rumors, but Franks is expected to make a statement later on Thursday. The Republican said the congressman had apparently been making plans to run for Senate in 2012, but abruptly canceled those plans. Mark Walker, N.C., the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee. "And if this turns out to be true, there won't be that many people who are surprised". But his departure was abrupt, and one of the consultants said the 60-year-old Franks was resigning Thursday.

Franks has been a member of the far-right House Freedom Caucus.

Trent is now serving his eight term in Congress - he was first elected in 2002.

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