Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona resigns amid ethics investigation

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WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona says he is resigning Jan. 31 amid a House Ethics Committee investigation of possible sexual harassment.Franks says in a statement that he never physically intimidated, coerced or attempted to have any sexual contact with any member of his congressional staff.Instead, he says, the dispute resulted from a discussion of surrogacy. Franks and his wife have 3-year-old twins who were conceived through surrogacy.Franks says he had become familiar with the surrogacy process in recent years, and "became insensitive as to how the discussion of such...

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