Arizona Congressman Trent Franks said to be resigning amid misconduct claims

Arizona Congressman Trent Franks said to be resigning amid misconduct claims

Trent Franks is expected to resign, multiple sources tell CNN on Thursday.

While he was on the floor Thursday voting on a stopgap funding bill and other measures, he appeared to be consoled by a number of fellow Republicans.

Franks, first elected in 2002, is a member of the Freedom Caucus and has been known as one of the most outspoken opponents of abortion in Congress, Politico reported. "And if this turns out to be true, there won't be that many people who are surprised". "The statement will explain". Mark Walker, N.C., the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee.

The Republicans spoke on condition of anonymity to describe a decision they'd been told privately.


Earlier on Thursday, Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota said he would resign in a few weeks following allegations of sexual misconduct. Biggs said he would not comment until Franks announced his plans.

The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign.

As he walked past reporters outside the floor of the House of Representatives, Franks said: "I'll let the statement speak for itself". The institute advocates for policies created to protect children and families.

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