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Rep. Trent Franks To Resign From Congress After Discussing Surrogacy With Staffers

The Arizona Republican is the third member of Congress to resign this week, after conversations that he said had "made certain individuals uncomfortable." He will step down at the end of January.
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., announced on Thursday that he would be resigning from Congress at the end of January. Source: Brendan Hoffman

Updated at 7:57 p.m. ET

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., is the third member of Congress to announce his resignation this week, saying that he had discussed surrogacy with two female subordinates.

"Given the nature of numerous allegations and reports across America in recent weeks, I want to first make one thing completely clear. I have absolutely never physically intimidated, coerced, or had, or attempted to have, any

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