Arizona Congressman Trent Franks said to be resigning amid misconduct claims

Rep. Trent Franks R-Ariz. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franks is calling on special counsel Robert Mueller to resign citing what he says is a conflict of interest because of Mueller’s

The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign. He first assumed office in 2003.

The exact reason for Franks's resignation is unknown, but the Congressman indicated he would later release a statement explaining his decision.

Roll Call is reporting that Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) will step down from his seat in the near future.

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

He's a staunch social conservative who sponsored House-passed legislation to make it a crime for any person to perform an abortion if the age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more.

Chad Morris leaves SMU, becomes Arkansas head coach
The Razorbacks have been scouring the coaching market since firing Bret Bielema on November 24 following a 4-8 season in 2017. He won 82 percent of his games and led Lake Travis High School to back-to-back, undefeated (16-0) state championship seasons.

"There's been rumors swirling around him for years, at least in 2012", a Republican said.

Franks is also a member of the House Freedom Caucus, a hard-right faction that has often clashed with Republican leaders. Biggs said he would not comment until Franks announced his plans. He is now serving his eighth term in the United States Congress.

Franks sits on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Armed Services committee.

The governor is required to establish the date of the primary election within 72 hours of the seat being officially vacated.

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