Arizona Congressman Trent Franks expected to resign from Congress

Rep. Trent Franks R-Ariz. speaks with a reporter

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks expected to announce resignation

Rep. Trent Franks, a conservative Republican, is expected to resign amid news of sexually inappropriate behavior, according to a recent report. Franks told Roll Call that he would make a statement on Thursday evening, that will "explain" things.

Franks is also a member of the House Freedom Caucus, a hard-right faction that has often clashed with Republican leaders.

Trent Franks (R-VA) talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2017.

The Associated Press, CNN and Politico also reported Thursday afternoon that Franks will resign, citing multiple unnamed sources.

The eight-term Republican considers himself a conservative in the mold of Ronald Reagan. Al Franken's high-profile resignation earlier on Thursday.

One Arizona Republican reportedly said not many people would be "surprised" if he resigned.

Conyers denied the allegations, while Franken said some of the accusations against him were untrue and he remembered other incidents differently from his accusers. Biggs said he would not comment until Franks announced his plans. It did not elaborate why Franks has chosen to resign.

Franks sits on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Armed Services committee.

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