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GOP Rep. Trent Franks Expected to Resign Amid Rumors of Inappropriate Behavior

08 December 2017

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

An Arizona Republican told the digital political outlet that his resignation is likely tied to unspecified allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Right now, it is unclear why he is stepping down, but sources say there have been rumors of inappropriate behavior.

"I'll let the statement speak for itself", the Arizona Republican told reporters as he was leaving the House floor Thursday evening after voting to avert a government shutdown and fund the government for an additional two weeks.

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Franks' office said he will make an announcement soon.

Franks told Roll Call that a statement would be forthcoming.

"The statement will explain", he said. Some people in Washington reportedly knew as far back as 2012, when Franks was mulling a run for the Senate.

The deep-red 8th District, northwest of Phoenix, supported President Donald Trump by 21 points in 2016, according to calculations by Daily Kos Elections. The general election must be held no less than 50 and no more than 60 days after the primary.

GOP Rep. Trent Franks Expected to Resign Amid Rumors of Inappropriate Behavior