House Republican Trent Franks Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation

by Joy Montgomery December 9, 2017, 10:43
House Republican Trent Franks Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation

He announced Thursday that he was resigning from Congress at the end of the year, saying his discussions with two female aides about surrogate motherhood had been misinterpreted as sexual harassment.

Mr. Franks, who made his name with strident social conservatism and adamant opposition to abortion in all forms, would be the third lawmaker to step down from office this week.

Asked for comment as he left the floor, Franks said, "I'll let the statement speak for itself".

Ryan said in a statement late Thursday that he found the allegations serious and requiring action. He said he would not elaborate.

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Franks is also a member of the House Freedom Caucus, a hard-right faction that has often clashed with Republican leaders. Al Franken, D-Minn., resigned his seat after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and as the House Ethics Committee opened a separate probe into Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas.

"We're trying to get that done before the holidays, over the next few weeks", Alderman said. He faced accusations from women of improper sexual behavior that he's contesting. Attempts to seek comment through the House Office of the Clerk were unsuccessful. Franks has harshly criticized some NFL players for not standing during the national anthem, calling them "arrogant and overpaid Lilliputians who dishonour America". Mark Walker, N.C., the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee. The institute advocates for policies created to protect children and families.

In his original announcement, Franks said he had never physically intimidated, coerced or attempted to have any sexual contact with any member of his congressional staff. The behaviour occurred when the staffer worked for Franks.

Ryan says he presented the allegations to Franks, which he did not deny, and told Franks he would refer the allegations to the House Ethics Committee. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the deliberations.

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