GOP Rep. Franks Expected To Resign, Says Statement To Come

Marie Harrington
December 8, 2017

The exact reason for Franks's resignation is unknown, but the Congressman indicated he would later release a statement explaining his decision. Two Republican consultants say Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks is resigning from Congress.

The Associated Press, CNN and Politico also reported Thursday afternoon that Franks will resign, citing multiple unnamed sources.

Franks told Roll Call that he will be making an announcement later in the day, but did not elaborate.

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Franks, a self-described Reagan Republican, was first elected in 2002 and had mulled a 2012 Senate run before changing his mind. But by early Thursday evening, it was not clear what statement he was referencing. "And if this turns out to be true, there won't be that many people who are surprised". Franken said some of those accusations were false and said he remembered others differently than his accusers did. Biggs said he would not comment until Franks announced his plans. Notably, Franks neither confirmed nor denied that he was going to resign. Three years later, Franks pushed bills that would limit access to abortion, even in cases of rape or incest, saying "the incidents of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low".

Franks sits on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Armed Services committee.

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