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Rep. Trent Franks Expected to Resign

Posted by on Dec. 7, 2017 at 5:41 PM
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A bombshell political resignation just hit Washington, D.C., this afternoon, with Roll Call reporting that Representative Trent Franks will soon resign.

This is an explosive revelation. Trent Franks is a well-known member of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus. He’s been the sponsor of numerous pieces of legislation to drastically cut down on the size of the federal government.


This news comes as a huge shock to conservatives nationwide. Franks was one of their champions. Now he’s leaving Congress under shady circumstances.

The news report even suggests that Franks was mulling a Senate run: “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.”

Here’s what the Republican source told the Washington-based publication: “There’s been rumors swirling around him for years, at least in 2012. And if this turns out to be true there won’t be that many people who are surprised.”

Rep. Franks and his office have yet to confirm the report. But with news organizations now digging into sexual harassment claims on Capitol Hill with renewed vigor, it’s awfully suspect that this report emerged now.

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Should Franks resign, he’ll join Democratic lawmakers like Senator Al Franken, who announced he’ll resign earlier today, and Rep. John Conyers, who announced his resignation earlier this week.

Both men resigned after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women.

Franks has served in the House since 2002. This will bring a decade-and-half-long congressional career to an end.

As the famous 1980s band Queen sang, another one bites the dust.





https://thepoliticalinsider.com/rep-trent-franks-expected-resign/?utm_campaign=TPI_breaking_newsletter_12_7_2017&utm_source=criticalimpact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=d6f6244111cf7448a6473c7b9fa19141&source=CI

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Carpy
by Emerald Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 6:09 PM
Rumors of inappropriate behavior.
Missus_Mom
by Silver Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 6:11 PM
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Its all it takes to ruin a career these days

Quoting Carpy: Rumors of inappropriate behavior.
tiafez
by Bronze Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 6:16 PM

I'm sure he will be missed. I'm also sure there will be more. 

francee89
by Gold Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 6:39 PM
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The preemptive resignation makes me feel like it’s really bad, but I honestly don’t know how much lower the bar could go in terms of bad behavior.

Quoting Carpy: Rumors of inappropriate behavior.
Sisteract
by Whoopie on Dec. 7, 2017 at 6:58 PM

Ethics committee-

Franks and another unnamed Republican, both  rumored to be under investigation.

msb64
by Platinum Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 7:02 PM

Asking staffers to be surrogates in order for you to have a child is kind of uggy and resign worthy.

MissAndree
by Ronita on Dec. 7, 2017 at 7:07 PM
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Wait until we find out on whose behalf 17 million dollars has been paid. It will be on both sides of the aisle. That's why so few Republicans called for Franken's resignation.
francee89
by Gold Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 7:17 PM
It’s so bizarre that I almost want to believe it’s a social conservative face-saving way of saying he asked them to sleep with him. Because infertility or not I seriously can’t believe anyone would think it was okay to ask his female employees to be his surrogates.

Quoting msb64:

Asking staffers to be surrogates in order for you to have a child is kind of uggy and resign worthy.

francee89
by Gold Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 7:20 PM
Farenthold? He settled with a staffer for $84,000 taxpayer dollars and has yet to resign.

Quoting Sisteract:

Ethics committee-

Franks and another unnamed Republican, both  rumored to be under investigation.

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Dec. 7, 2017 at 7:22 PM
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Quoting MissAndree: Wait until we find out on whose behalf 17 million dollars has been paid. It will be on both sides of the aisle. That's why so few Republicans called for Franken's resignation.

Well, and the fact that Trump has 15 accusers too-

Come on, if they say Franken has to go, then why doesn't Trump?

Oh, because he denies it? LMAO!

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