Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Arizona Congressman Trent Franks reportedly to resign amid misconduct claims

Arizona Congressman Trent Franks reportedly to resign amid misconduct claims

Trent Franks of Arizona is expected to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct, sources told The Post.

Franks told reporters he would release a statement explaining his decision to step down.

"There's been rumors swirling around him for years, at least in 2012", the Republican said. He's a staunch social conservative who sponsored House-passed legislation to make it a crime for any person to perform an abortion if the age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more.

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

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

Asked for comment as he left the floor, Franks said, "I'll let the statement speak for itself".

Politico's Jake Sherman reported on Thursday that Franks was the subject of attention on the House floor.

Franks was first elected in 2002 and considered a 2012 Senate bid before deciding against it.

The deep-red 8th District, northwest of Phoenix, supported President Donald Trump by 21 points in 2016, according to calculations by Daily Kos Elections. He served a term in the state House in the 1980s.

Obviously, this news (if true) is incredibly shocking and came out of relatively nowhere compared to Sen.

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