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Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign: media report

Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign: media report”

Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, a source with knowledge told Roll Call.

According to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey's office, "According to Arizona state law, the governor will have to call a special election to fill the seat because Franks' resignation comes more than six months before the next general election". "And if this turns out to be true, there won't be that many people who are surprised".

Franks told reporters he would release a statement explaining his decision to step down. The bombshell about Franks also comes amid rumors that major U.S. media outlets are working on a major exposé about lawmakers who have been accused of sexual harassment and used taxpayer funds to settle disputes.

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Earlier on Thursday, Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota said he would resign in a few weeks following allegations of sexual misconduct. Franken said some of those accusations were false and said he remembered others differently than his accusers did. It did not elaborate why Franks has chosen to resign. Biggs said he would not comment until Franks announced his plans.

He's a strong backer of President Donald Trump and has embraced some of his stances on social issues. He serves on the House Judiciary and Armed Services committees. The institute advocates for policies created to protect children and families.



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