It is unclear exactly why Franks is stepping down, but one Arizona Republican said there had been rumors of inappropriate behavior.
The exact reason for Franks's resignation is unknown, but the Congressman indicated he would later release a statement explaining his decision.
Two Republican consultants say Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is resigning from Congress.
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) will likely resign, according to a source, amid unspecified rumors swirling around him since 2012. The Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call first reported the news. But by early Thursday evening, it was not clear what statement he was referencing.
Not surprisingly, Franks opposed rights for LGBT people.
On Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., resigned effective immediately.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., announced on the Senate floor Thursday that he will leave office at the end of the year.
"Half of all black children are aborted", Franks infamously said in 2010. Franks has harshly criticized some NFL players for not standing during the national anthem, calling them "arrogant and overpaid Lilliputians who dishonor America".
The congressman serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee, in addition to be a member of the House Freedom Caucus.