Representative Trent Franks will resign from his position in the House, according to a Senior GOP strategist in Arizona.
Franks represents a district in Northern Arizona that is considered to be a safely- Republican district. It is not immediately clear as to why he is resigning. (source) 5:23 p.m. ET December 7, 2017
The Congressman is reportedly resigning after asking two of his female staffers to be a surrogate for his child. The House Ethics Committee had launched an investigation into the matter. (source) 6:53 p.m. ET December 7, 2017
Trent Franks has now resigned, effective immediately, after his wife was admitted to the hospital. (source) 3:27 p.m. ET December 7, 2017
The former aide to Franks says that she was offered $5 million by the congressman to carry his child. She claims that she was asked at least 4 times to carry the child. (source) 3:54 p.m. ET December 8, 2017