Arizona Congressman Trent Franks reportedly to resign amid misconduct claims

NATION-NOW     Arizona Rep. Trent Franks expected to resign     
       Arizona Rep. Trent Franks to resign

Eight-term Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is resigning from Congress, according to the associated press.

According to Roll Call, there are unspecified rumors about Franks' "inappropriate behavior".

"We will have a statement a little bit later, but that's all I can tell you right now", Franks told Roll Call.

Franks was seen huddling with fellow Republicans on the floor of the House Thursday, in what appeared to be a prayer circle.

Franks, a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus group on Capitol Hill, has reportedly engaged in inappropriate behavior over the years.


He is considered one of the most aggressive anti-abortion lawmakers in Congress.

Franks' office said he will make an announcement soon.

Franks is a congressman from Arizona's 8th district. He is now serving his eighth term in the United States Congress. Franks won an eighth term last fall by 37 points.

The governor is required to establish the date of the primary election within 72 hours of the seat being officially vacated.

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