Sunday, 17 December, 2017

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

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Dexter Carr | 08 December, 2017, 01:33

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

Franks told Roll Call that a statement would be forthcoming.

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.

"There's been rumors swirling around him for years, at least in 2012", the Republican said.

Franks drew national ire in 2013 when he said, "Incidents of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low" - a remark he later said was taken out of context. He's a staunch social conservative who sponsored House-passed legislation to make it a crime for any person to perform an abortion if the age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more. "Franks said in a 2011 interview that "[gay marriage] literally is a threat to the nation's survival".

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"I'll let the statement speak for itself", he said off the House floor.

Some people in Washington reportedly knew as far back as 2012, when Franks was mulling a run for the Senate.

Franks represents the 8th district of Arizona, which includes the northwest Valley. He served a term in the state House in the 1980s. Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the race Solid Republican.

Allegations about Franks come hours after Minnesota Sen.

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