Earlier on Thursday, Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota said he would resign in a few weeks following allegations of sexual misconduct.
"The statement will explain", he said.
"We will have a statement a little bit later, but that's all I can tell you right now", Franks told Roll Call. But no revelations were aired in the aftermath of the decision, and Franks went on to assume the chairmanship of a House Judiciary subcommittee. He's also a member of the conservative Republican Study Committee. Biggs said he would not comment until Franks announced his plans.
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Franks was first elected in 2002 and considered a 2012 Senate bid before deciding against it. He is now serving his eighth term in the United States Congress.
Franks is a Congressman for Arizona's District 8. Franks won an eighth term last fall by 37 points.
Franks' statement is expected to come Thursday night.