Eight-Term GOP Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona Expected to Resign

Arizona GOP Lawmaker Resigns Over Surrogacy Allegation

Arizona Republican Representative Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, according to multiple sources including AP, CNN and Roll Call.

An unnamed Arizona Republican told RollCall that "rumors" of inappropriate behavior have been "swirling around" Franks "for years, at least in 2012".

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Franks told RollCall, "We will have a statement a little bit later, but that's all I can tell you right now". "The statement will explain".

Franks' expected resignation was initially reported by Roll Call.

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Franks' office said he will make an announcement soon. But no revelations were aired in the aftermath of the decision, and Franks went on to assume the chairmanship of a House Judiciary subcommittee. Mark Walker, N.C., the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee.

It was not immediately clear why the GOP member is planning to leave his seat.

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His Arizona district went big for President Trump in the presidential election, and he was considered a reliable supporter of the president's agenda. Some people in Washington reportedly knew as far back as 2012, when Franks was mulling a run for the Senate.

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