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Congressman Trent Franks another Republican to resign amid sexual harassment allegations: Politico

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U.S. Representative Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, is expected to resign amid claims of inappropriate behavior, the Arizona Republic newspaper reported on Thursday, citing a Republican source familiar with the decision.

“We will have a statement a little bit later, but that’s all I can tell you right now,” Franks said, according to Roll Call news website. “The statement will explain.”

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As he walked past reporters outside the floor of the House of Representatives, Franks said: “I’ll let the statement speak for itself.” Franks has served in Congress since 2003.

His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.

Earlier on Thursday, Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota said he would resign in a few weeks following allegations of sexual misconduct.

U.S. Democratic Representative John Conyers of Michigan resigned on Tuesday after accusations of sexual harassment were leveled against him.

Conyers denied the allegations, while Franken said some of the accusations against him were untrue and he remembered other incidents differently from his accusers. Reuters has not verified the allegations against either men.

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(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh and Peter Cooney)


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GOP officials admit 2020 platform is basically whatever’s on Trump’s Twitter account

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President Donald Trump has shaped the Republican Party into his own image in less than four years on the job, and that doesn't seem likely to change anytime soon.

Nearly half of the House Republicans on the job when Trump took office in 2017 have either retired, resigned, been defeated or are retiring in 2020, and many of the GOP newcomers are devoted Trump loyalists, reported Politico.

“Whether the president wins or loses, his policy views and style have firmly taken over the Republican Party — nationalism and white grievance, those kinds of things,” said Matt Moore, former chairman of South Carolina's GOP. “I don’t think that Trumpy politics will be leaving the stage anytime soon.”

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Driver hits 63-year-old man with his car after he asked him to wear a mask in a store: police

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