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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 04:59 PM

Arizona's Trent Franks Expected to Resign

Source: Roll Call

Arizona Republican Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, a source with knowledge told Roll Call.

The congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign. Franks said he expected to make a statement Thursday.

“We will have a statement a little bit later, but that’s all I can tell you right now,” Franks told Roll Call. “The statement will explain.”

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.

Read more: http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/arizonas-trent-franks-expected-resign



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Reply Arizona's Trent Franks Expected to Resign (Original post)
brooklynite Thursday OP
sweetloukillbot Thursday #1
vsrazdem Thursday #6
kimbutgar Thursday #9
maranadem Thursday #13
sweetloukillbot Thursday #15
marybourg Thursday #29
Cattledog Thursday #2
shenmue Thursday #4
riversedge Thursday #20
kairos12 Thursday #3
FloridaBlues Thursday #5
PuffedMica Thursday #7
mcar Thursday #16
True Dough Thursday #26
Kimchijeon Thursday #8
Judi Lynn Thursday #10
DeminPennswoods Thursday #12
UpInArms Thursday #23
DeminPennswoods Thursday #11
BumRushDaShow Thursday #14
OilemFirchen Thursday #17
Dalton Mac Thursday #18
riversedge Thursday #19
marybourg Thursday #21
Glimmer of Hope Thursday #22
UpInArms Thursday #24
ChubbyStar Thursday #25
UpInArms Thursday #27
TheBlackAdder Thursday #28
Devil Child Friday #30
Blue_Tires Friday #31

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:01 PM

1. Oh please oh please oh please

Franks is a shitstain of a Congressman. Unfortunately he's also in an incredibly safe seat.

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:24 PM

6. I wouldn't be too sure of that.

This encompasses parts of Glendale, Peoria and Sun City. The way they are going after Medicare I am not sure those Sun City folks are too happy lately. Also it may have been pretty red in the past but I think things, they are a changing. At least I hope so. It used to be red, red, red. My mother long ago ran against Jan Brewer when she was in the house, just so a Dem would be on the ticket, knowing she would most likely not win, but could not stomach the thought of no one else running.

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Response to vsrazdem (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:35 PM

9. Just spent a week in that area

After reading the letters to the editor in the Arizona republic, republicans and twitler are not as popular as they once were. Trent sees the district changing.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:18 PM

13. Speaking as someone inside the Pima county Democratic party I think you are right.

I’ll tell you one thing, I’ve never seen the Dems this fired up!

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Response to vsrazdem (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:27 PM

15. When I moved out of his district it was starting to change a little

Less megachurches and more diversity. I still think it'll be an uphill climb though - I've seen several sacrificial Dems running in that district (and LaRouchies about 20-odd years ago).

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:31 PM

29. I live in his district. Just came back from

a grass roots gathering of neighborhood Dems. We're definitely a minority here, but we ARE here.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:07 PM

2. Franks has been calling for Mueller to resign!

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Response to Cattledog (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:19 PM

4. Fuckin' trash

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Response to Cattledog (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:00 PM

20. Thanks. I did not know that.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:17 PM

3. I can speak as a person from AZ, he is beyond vile.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:21 PM

5. He will just be replaced by another vile Republican

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:28 PM

7. The media will ignore because he is Republican

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Response to PuffedMica (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:35 PM

16. Umm, the media is reporting it now

That's how we know about it.

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Response to mcar (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:54 PM

26. Exactly!

The wanton and generalized accusations of media bias get a wee bit irritating at times.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:29 PM

8. Yeah right

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:37 PM

10. He's been an odious hump forever. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:14 PM

12. I'll see your Trent Franks and raise you a Daryl Metcalfe

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:42 PM

23. I'll throw in a Sam Graves

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:13 PM

11. I just heard this on the TV

I thought I heard he did resign, but not sure.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:39 PM

17. Trying to get ahead of his own sex scandal, maybe?

Shit, perhaps the process works.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:48 PM

18. Running for the Senate, maybe?

 

Just speculating, as I don't live anywhere near Arizona.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:54 PM

19. "Republicans gathered around Franks on the floor and prayed with him.".....

ummm. sounds bad IMHO

Story highlights

Rep. Trent Franks is a Phoenix area congressman who is anti-abortion rights
He supports President Donald Trump and opposed GOP Sen. Jeff Flake

(CNN)Republican Arizona Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign, multiple sources tell CNN on Thursday.
The reasons for his resignation were not immediately clear as the news broke. On Thursday evening, a group of conservative House Republicans gathered around Franks on the floor and prayed with him. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, one of the members who huddled with Franks, told CNN that a statement is coming out shortly on the issue.
Franks, a self-styled "conservative, Reagan Republican," joined Congress in the early 2000s and has hewed conservative on a range of issues in his time there, with a particular focus on anti-abortion issues.

He supported President Donald Trump last year, even in the wake of the "Access Hollywood" tape, by saying Trump's words, while bad, did not compare to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's support of abortion rights.




http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/07/politics/trent-franks-resigns/index.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:15 PM

21. Yea! He's mine and he's the absolute pits!!

WaPo has it. Something about "surrogacy". Haven't read it yet.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:32 PM

22. Lol..I can't wait for details.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:45 PM

24. Update: Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks to resign following sexual harassment claim

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/07/politics/trent-franks-resigns/index.html

(CNN)Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks announced in a statement Thursday night he will resign from Congress at the end of January, after the House Ethics Committee said it would investigate allegations against him of sexual harassment.
The House Ethics Committee announced earlier Thursday that it will investigate Franks to determine if he engaged in "conduct that constitutes sexual harassment and/or retaliation for opposing sexual harassment."
In his statement, Franks acknowledged he made staffers "uncomfortable" and that he discussed fertility issues and surrogacy with two female staffers, but denied having ever "physically intimidated, coerced, or had, or attempted to have, any sexual contact with any member of my congressional staff."

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:51 PM

25. He is 60 and has 2 children

Is surrogacy the new excuse for I want to F@@k you? This sounds creepy as hell.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #25)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:06 PM

27. he seems creepy as hell

I would be offended to be approached with that crap

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:46 PM

28. Trent (Capt. Christopher Pike) Franks wanted two women to have his baby?

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Eww!





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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 12:51 AM

30. Finally! Some good news n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 09:10 AM

31. Another bible-humping conservative moralist turns out to be a deviated prevert?

where have we heard this before??

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