Published: Sat, December 09, 2017
World | By Camille Rivera

Republican quits US Congress after explosive new claims

Republican quits US Congress after explosive new claims

In that statement, he acknowledged that he had discussed surrogacy with two female staffers, but he did not provide details about the discussions.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday night he accepted Franks' resignation.

"I have absolutely never physically intimidated, coerced, or had, or attempted to have, any sexual contact with any member of my congressional staff", Franks said in the statement. According to Politico, the eight-term congressman will step down on January 31, 2018.

Republican Congressman Trent Franks announced he will resign from office next year after it was revealed that he is under investigation for asking female members of his staff to have his baby. "I deeply regret that my discussion of this option and process in the workplace caused distress".

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Franks said Thursday while revealing he had discussed surrogacy with two female staffers that he would resign effective January 31, but he moved that up Friday and resigned immediately.

The 8 term congressman also disclosed that he and his wife have "long struggled with infertility".

The House Ethics Committee launched an investigation into Franks earlier in the day.

"Given the nature of numerous allegations and reports across America in recent weeks, I want to first make one thing completely clear".

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The Democratic candidate leads by 18 points with women while Moore is ahead by 15 points among men, according to the survey. The incidents would have allegedly occurred when Moore, now 70, was in his 30s. "It's a time for choosing".

Franks, who has served in Congress since 2002, is a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and has often taken strong anti-abortion stands.

Franks told RollCall, "We will have a statement a little bit later, but that's all I can tell you right now". The ethics investigation into Representative Franks was dropped after he said he would resign. Mark Walker, N.C., the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee.

Franks is a strong backer of President Donald Trump and has embraced some of his stances on social issues.

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) will likely resign, according to a source, amid unspecified rumors swirling around him since 2012.

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After Ryan brought the claims to Franks, he filed a complaint with the Ethics Committee and asked Franks to resign.

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