Trent Franks Will Likely Resign From Congress


Rep. Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican who is among the most conservative members of the House, is expected to resign his seat as soon as Thursday, according to a GOP member and an aide familiar with his plans.

"We will have a statement a little bit later, but that's all I can tell you right now", Franks said, according to the Roll Call news website.

The statement is supposed to be released sometime on Thursday.

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Roll Call first reported on Franks's expected resignation.

Trent Franks, the dean of Arizona's House Republicans, is reportedly stepping down amid claims of inappropriate behavior. "There's been rumors swirling around him for years", the Republican said.

Two Republican consultants also confirmed the decision to The Associated Press but both said they did not know why he was leaving.

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Franks sits on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Armed Services committee.

"Half of all black children are aborted", Franks infamously said in 2010.

On Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., resigned effective immediately. He is now serving his eighth term in the United States Congress. The primary election is to be held no less than 80 and no more than 90 days after the vacancy occurs.

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