Paul Ryan forces GOP colleague out of Congress

Eight-term Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona announced Thursday night he is resigning from the U.S. House of Representatives after the House Ethics Committee launched an investigation into his conduct over subordinates.
2:39 | 12/08/17

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Capitol Hill and new fallout from the growing number of sexual harassment scandals in congress just hours after Al Franken resigned on the senate floor another congressman announced. He is stepping down because of what he's set to women on his staff and this morning an ethics investigation targeting yet another congressman is expanding. ABC's are let's sign this tracking all of it from Washington going or lat. Hey good morning Kenneth and Diana while after weeks of sexual misconduct allegations swirling on Capitol Hill congress is now seen a resignation double whammy. Until more lawmakers are resigning. One a Democrat from the sent another Republican firebrand in the house unable to withstand they're allegation. Calling it the worst day of his political life senator Al Franken acknowledged it's time to go in the coming weeks. I will be resigning as a member of the United States senate. Eight women have accused the Minnesota Democrat of sexual misconduct. Franken has apologized for some of his behavior but was clear some of the allegations against me are simply not true. Franken is bowed to pressure from dozens of his colleagues to step down. Enough is enough but took this parting shot that president trump in Alabama senate candidate really more. I of all people am aware that there is some irony. In the fact that I am leaving. While a man who has bragged on tape. About his history of sexual assault sits in the noble well office. And the man who is repeatedly preyed on young girl's. Campaigns for the senate. Will look with the full support of his party. The president and more each face multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. Allegations that date deny. And now Republicans are seen the first and their party took all on Capitol Hill. Arizona congressman Trent franks announced he'll step aside as he faced an ethics investigation. In a statement franks acknowledged the inquiry regarding his discussions and surrogate seat with two female subordinate making each feeling comfortable. Franks insists I had absolutely never physically intimidated coerce or had or attempted to had any sexual contact. With any member of my congressional staff. And one other lawmaker is also coming under scrutiny congress senate Blake fair and hold a Republican of Texas. The house ethics committee is looking into allegations ferret hold sexually harassed a former staffer and potentially retaliated against her for complaint. Diane and Kenneth. This is something that two of his collar.

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