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