Arizona Congressman Trent Franks reportedly to resign amid misconduct claims

Arizona Congressman Trent Franks reportedly to resign amid misconduct claims

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.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Clues to Identify Price Direction: Rite Aid Corporation (RAD)
Pentwater Capital Management Lp sold 13.55 million shares as the company's stock declined 41.75% while stock markets rallied. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.01).

Cowen Inc. Has $329.78 Million Stake in NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI)
Elliott Management Corp bought a new stake in NXP Semiconductors in the 2nd quarter valued at $1,354,313,000. Among 4 analysts covering Meta Financial Group ( NASDAQ:CASH ), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold.

Demi Lovato Criticizes 'Time' for Their Person of the Year Issue
Grouped as "The Silence Breakers", the cover featured Ashley Judd , Taylor Swift , Isabel Pascual, Adama Iwu and Susan Fowler. To be named POTY by Time .should be for doing something positive or courageous LIKE the women on the cover.

Structures destroyed, mandatory evacuations in place from quickly growing Lilac fire
The brush fire broke out just before 11:20 a.m. on Thursday off of I-15 near Hwy 76. 12 buildings have been reportedly damaged. Among the evacuated sites were Bonsall High School, Sullivan Middle School and the Rancho Monserate Country Club.

Syracuse to play Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium next season
However, the Irish sacrificing a home game the week before Thanksgiving is a little bit of an unexpected development. The Irish will have a daunting close to their season including multiple trips across the country in the final month.

Other news