Franks used his influence as chairman to pressure Scott to resign and threatened to sue the school district. Scott pre-empted all that by filing suit first, admitting to the affair, and accusing Franks, the local Democratic Party, and the state party of interference with his job, defamation, extortion, etc.
The whole of the state party is now in flames.
It’s like the Trojan War with no real heros, just the rest of us rooting for injuries. I’m sure the adults will step in soon, but the damage is done for this election season.