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Trent Franks, a United States representative for Arizona's Arizona's 8th congressional district, announces his immediate resignation, following allegations he asked a female staffer to be a surrogate mother for him. Franks previously announced that he would resign from Congress in January 2018.

Rep. Trent Franks says he is resigning immediately instead of at the end of January. The Arizona Republican had announced only Thursday that he would leave the House over accusations that he asked two former aides to bear his child as surrogate mothers.

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