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As rumors swirl about a possible impeachment, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley continues to deny, deny, deny. According to him, there’s been no affair with his former political adviser, nothing illegal to see here, move along and, no. There will be no resignation, either.
Bentley recently told a local news station that he is only fulfilling God’s will to the people of Alabama. He cast a long line that went something like this:
“I have no intention of not doing what God has called me to do and that is serve the people of this state,” Bentley told WBRC. “I have done absolutely nothing. All have I have done is serve the people of the state of Alabama. I can assure the people of Alabama I have never done anything illegal. I have never done anything unethical. My story has not been told.”
The story that has been told is one of provocative secret tapes, along with possible misuse of state funds to facilitate his affair with Mason. With a report from the Alabama Ethics Commission looming, Bentley seems to be navigating through river rapids. Of denial. Without a paddle.
According to House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, the AEC report is scheduled to be released in early April. The Alabama News Network said that the findings could energize the legislature into bringing impeachment charges against the governor.
McCutcheon (R-Huntsville) said that the report “will be a significant factor for lawmakers considering grounds for impeachment.”
It’s been a year since Bentley’s relationship with Mason led to his divorce. During that time, the Governor’s reputation has sunk, and the media has been hooked on him.
According to WVTM 13, Bentley admitted to “making personal mistakes with the aide and apologized for his steamy remarks … but he has denied a sexual affair and says he broke no laws.”