Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is expected to resign

Cheryl Sanders
December 8, 2017

Citing an unnamed Republican operative, Politico also reported that Franks is expected to resign, as did CNN, citing multiple unnamed sources. Stay with us online, on social media, and on air for further updates.

Earlier on Thursday, Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota said he would resign in a few weeks following allegations of sexual misconduct. Franks told Roll Call that he would make a statement on Thursday evening, that will "explain" things.

Two Republican consultants say Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is resigning from Congress.

"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.

Franks told Roll Call that a statement would be forthcoming.

Representing a solidly-Republican swath of Arizona, north of Phoenix, Franks built a reputation as a hard-line conservative since joining Congress in 2003.

Franks was first elected in 2002 and considered a 2012 Senate bid before deciding against it. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee and Judiciary Committee. "The special general election is required to be held no less than 50 and no more than 60 days after the primary".

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