Arizona Representative Trent Franks has announced he will resign from Congress. He has been accused of causing possible sexual harassment. Rather than go through the pain of a hearing, the Congressman will step down.
At the time of this writing, two of his employees had complained about a subject that Trent Franks wanted to discuss. He did not realize how wrong he would be misunderstood, he says.Here are the details.
As Written By Elizabeth Zwirz for Fox News:
Arizona Congressman Trent Franks has announced his decision to resign from Congress, according to a statement he released Thursday on the matter.
Trent said he will leave his seat on Jan. 31, 2018 following complaints from two of his employees, with whom he discussed the subject of becoming a surrogate for he and his wife, who he said have had difficulty with fertility.
The House of Representatives Committee on Ethics had previously released a statement announcing an investigation into the congressman regarding possible sexual harassment.
“Pursuant to the Committee’s action, the Investigation Subcommittee shall have jurisdiction to determine whether Representative Trent Franks engaged in conduct that constitutes sexual harassment and/or retaliation for opposing sexual harassment, in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct,” the statement said.
In Trent’s resignation letter said he “absolutely never physically intimidated, coerced, or had, or attempted to have, any sexual contact with any member of my congressional staff.”
“However, I do want to take full and personal responsibility for the ……
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