Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks will resign, sources say

Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks will resign, sources say

Franks has served in Congress since 2003.

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) is reportedly going to resign.

Asked for comment as he left the floor, Franks said, "I'll let the statement speak for itself".

The statement is supposed to be released sometime on Thursday.

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".

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The future of his political career and the nature of his reported "inappropriate behavior" remain unclear.

"There's been rumors swirling around him for years, at least in 2012", a Republican official told the outlet.

On Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., resigned effective immediately.

"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, 60, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, represents Arizona's 8th Congressional District, a mainly suburban area of Phoenix. But no revelations were aired in the aftermath of the decision, and Franks went on to assume the chairmanship of a House Judiciary subcommittee.

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