Rep. Trent Franks is resigning from Congress

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       Arizona Rep. Trent Franks to resign

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

He was expected to make a statement Thursday; the aide was not authorized to discuss the matter before Franks' announcement.

"The statement will explain", he said. Notably, Franks neither confirmed nor denied that he was going to resign.

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 Roll Call that a statement would be forthcoming. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee and Judiciary Committee. Some people in Washington reportedly knew as far back as 2012, when Franks was mulling a run for the Senate.

According to Roll Call, there are unspecified rumors about Franks' "inappropriate behavior". He's also a member of the conservative Republican Study Committee.

Franks is a congressman from Arizona's 8th district. The general election must be held no less than 50 and no more than 60 days after the primary.

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