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GOP Rep. Trent Franks is resigning

GOP Rep. Trent Franks is resigning

Franks represents Arizona's 8th district and first entered Congress in 2002.

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) will likely resign, according to a source, amid unspecified rumors swirling around him since 2012.

Leaving the House floor Thursday, Franks did not confirm or deny those plans, telling reporters he would put out a statement later in the day.

He was expected to make a statement Thursday; the aide was not authorized to discuss the matter before Franks' announcement.

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

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It is unclear exactly why Franks is stepping down.

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

It was not immediately clear why Franks was resigning. The bombshell about Franks also comes amid rumors that major United States media outlets are working on a major exposé about lawmakers who have been accused of sexual harassment and used taxpayer funds to settle disputes.

"Half of all black children are aborted", Franks infamously said in 2010. He is now serving his eighth term in the United States Congress. According to Census.gov data, the district is located in the northwestern part of Phoenix. 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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