Conservative Arizona Rep. Trent Franks resigning

08 December, 2017, 01:44 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Arizona's Trent Franks Expected to Resign

They included Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, Alabama's Robert Aderholt and fellow Arizonan Andy Biggs.

Trent Franks (R-VA) talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2017.

"If this turns out to be true, there won't be that many people who are surprised", the Arizona Republican said, according to the report.


The lawmaker has not yet confirmed or denied the resignation rumors, but Franks is expected to make a statement later on Thursday. The bombshell about Franks also comes amid rumors that major USA media outlets are working on a major exposé about lawmakers who have been accused of sexual harassment and used taxpayer funds to settle disputes. He said he'd depart in a few weeks.

It was not immediately clear why Franks was resigning. He sought to clarify the comment, saying later-term abortions linked to pregnancies caused by rape are infrequent.

Before being elected into Congress, Trent was a small business owner and later served in the Arizona Legislature, according to his website biography. But no revelations were aired in the aftermath of the decision, and Franks went on to assume the chairmanship of a House Judiciary subcommittee. The institute advocates for policies created to protect children and families.

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