Republican congressman resigns after surrogacy talks with female staffers

Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona announced his resignation after the House Ethics Committee launched an investigation into his conduct over subordinates.
1:00 | 12/08/17

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

More information on this video
Enhanced full screen
Explore related content
Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Republican congressman resigns after surrogacy talks with female staffers
We move on to the growing crisis over sexual misconduct on capitol hill. Trent franks resigned. The third legislator on the heels of Al Franken and John Conyers. Our senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce is tracking it all. Good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning, George. Three members of congress have now quit in just three days. The latest to go Arizona congressman Trent franks. One of the most conservative members of the house. In a lengthy statement he admits to discussing surrogacy with two female staffers while he and his wife were trying to have children. Now, franks is adamant he did not have any sexual contact with his staffers, but he does say I clearly became insensitive as to how the discussion of such an intensely personal topic might affect others. The spiker's office says Paul Ryan learned last week of credible claims of misconduct and asked franks to resign. Franks made that announcement last night after the ethics committee said it planned to investigate. George. And there are more ethics investigations to come.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":51666218,"title":"Republican congressman resigns after surrogacy talks with female staffers","duration":"1:00","description":"Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona announced his resignation after the House Ethics Committee launched an investigation into his conduct over subordinates.","url":"/GMA/video/republican-congressman-resigns-surrogacy-talks-female-staffers-51666218","section":"GMA","mediaType":"default"}