Franks Will Retire from Congress

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) is expected to resign from Congress, roll-call reports.

“It is uncertain why Franks is stepping straight down, but one Arizona Republican said there have been rumors of unacceptable behavior. The Republican stated the congressman had evidently been making plans to operate for Senate in 2012, but suddenly canceled those programs.”

The Hill: “As the news headlines of their resignation smashed, other Republicans approached Franks on home flooring, all stone-faced. A number of other conservatives sat with Franks, bent their heads, and prayed.”

Political Wire