Dang here we go again!! This time it’s a Republican Rep., and apparently there have been rumors about inappropriate conduct for years.
From Roll Call:
Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, a source with knowledge told Roll Call.
The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign. He said he expected to make a statement Thursday.
“We will have a statement a little bit later, but that’s all I can tell you right now,” Franks told Roll Call. “The statement will explain.”
It is unclear exactly why Franks is stepping down, but one Arizona Republican said there had been rumors of inappropriate behavior. The Republican said the congressman had apparently been making plans to run for Senate in 2012, but abruptly canceled those plans.
If the Trent Franks rumor I’m hearing is true—at this point, no idea if it is—he won’t belong in the same category as these other “inappropriate behavior” guys.— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) December 7, 2017
A group of House Rs are on the house floor huddled in what appears to be a prayer circle with Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona. Including Tom graves, mark walker, Robert aderholt, Louie gohmert and Jeff Duncan.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) December 7, 2017
.@kasie just reported on MSNBC that Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is preparing to resign and there are potentially allegations of inappropriate behavior.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 7, 2017
You can bet your sweet bippy this won’t be the last either…
Wow this statement.
OK. Uhm. I have no idea what to think about that.