Franks Set To Resign, Rumors Of Inappropriate Relationship

Arizona Congressman Trent Franks is expected to announce his resignation today, due to alleged inappropriate behavior. Rumors of Franks’ inappropriate behavior have spread across Arizona for years.

According to sources, Franks made staffers uncomfortable with conversations about surrogacy due to the fact that he and his wife were reportedly having difficulty having a child.

Franks is currently serving in his eighth term. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee, in the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, and in the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, where he is the outgoing Chairman. Franks Co-Chairs the Orphans and Vulnerable Children Caucus as well as the Congressional Caucus on Adoption, the Congressional Foster Youth Caucus, and the International Religious Freedom Caucus.

Before he was elected to Congress, Trent served in the Arizona Legislature as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Child Protection and Family Preservation.

Franks is expected to issue a statement later today. House Speaker Paul Ryan requested Franks’ resignation.

In November, the Washington Times reported that Arizona Congressman, Raul Grijalva who is rumored to be frequently inebriated, “quietly arranged a “severance package” in 2015 for one of his top staffers who threatened a lawsuit claiming the Arizona Democrat was frequently drunk and created a hostile workplace environment.”

According to the Times, a deal was negotiated that included $48,395 in taxpayer money “to the female aide, who left her job after three months. She didn’t pursue the hostile workplace complaint further.”

Congressman Ruben Gallego has had a history of harassment. It is unknown if it will catch up with him and if he will be the next Arizona representative to resign.

6 Comments on "Franks Set To Resign, Rumors Of Inappropriate Relationship"

  1. Would you think His Wife would have approached the women about her concerns ??

  2. Richard Hernandez | December 8, 2017 at 2:25 am |

    We all have clay feet. We all error you , me yes all of us.

    That is why any extreme especially hate for other fellow humans due to economic status, ethnicity, what side of man made borders, education , religion , sexual orientation should not be Judged so harshly as this Congressman had done for way to may years.

    Be kind, thoughtful , accepting, tolerant lest you be Judged. Love conquers all this hate being generated by party (s) because they are driven by lust for power and money.

    We all make errors so Republicans do not be so harshly and quick to judge those who think, act, feel, worship and Love differently.

    I am certain Trent did more hood than bad. Enjoy retirement we the people pay Congress too much. So enjoy the privilege of spending public dollar til your final days on Earth. If you try to do good for those who you have frowned on all these years you can still make things right with your maker.

    • Elliot, Tucson | December 8, 2017 at 9:34 am |

      Richard, Can you be tolerant of those that believe in scripture such as:

      1 Corinthians 5:11

      But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.(?)

      or this:

      1 Timothy 6:3-5

      If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.

  3. the rest of the story, will be interesting.

  4. The Oracle of Tucson | December 8, 2017 at 7:13 am |

    It’s not over until the fat lady sings.
    These recent revelations and resignations are just the beginning.
    The swamps flood gates are about to fully open, no telling who’s about to get washed out to sea.

    The Oracle

  5. KJV: For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.

    The revealing of such actions/words isn’t to show that we all have feet of clay. Rather, it’s one last chance to change one’s ways, especially those in high places. Just because we’re all sinners and fall short of the glory is no excuse for sexual predatory acts. There’s a reckoning coming and soon.

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