Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is expected to resign

Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is expected to resign

Trent Franks is expected to resign, multiple sources tell CNN on Thursday.

Trent Franks, the dean of Arizona's House Republicans, is reportedly stepping down amid claims of inappropriate behavior.

Leaving the House floor Thursday, Franks did not confirm or deny those plans, telling reporters he would put out a statement later in the day.

Roll Call first reported on Franks's expected resignation. Mark Walker, N.C., the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee.

Franks drew national ire in 2013 when he said, "Incidents of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low" - a remark he later said was taken out of context.

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Asked for comment as he left the floor, Franks said, "I'll let the statement speak for itself". "And if this turns out to be true, there won't be that many people who are surprised".

The congressman serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee, in addition to be a member of the House Freedom Caucus.

Franks is a Congressman for Arizona's District 8. Franks won an eighth term last fall by 37 points.

Allegations about Franks come hours after Minnesota Sen. The general election must be held no less than 50 and no more than 60 days after the primary.

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