Franks told Roll Call that a statement would be forthcoming. "The statement will explain".
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz) (left) during a hearing on the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act at Rayburn House Office Building in Washington on May 23, 2013.
It is unclear exactly why Franks is stepping down. "And if this turns out to be true, there won't be that many people who are surprised". Franks has served in Congress since 2003. Mark Walker, N.C., the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee. "Franks said in a 2011 interview that "[gay marriage] literally is a threat to the nation's survival".
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Franks is a Congressman for Arizona's District 8.
Franks was first elected in 2002 and considered a 2012 Senate bid before deciding against it.
Franks, a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus group on Capitol Hill, has reportedly engaged in inappropriate behavior over the years.