Alabama GOP Calling on Republican Governor to Resign Amid Scandal

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during the annual State of the State address at the Capitol, in Montgomery, Ala. The Alabama Ethics Commission could weigh in soon on whether there's reason to believe Bentley broke state law in a scandal that has engulfed him for a year. The commission is expected to go behind closed doors Wednesday, April 5 to consider the matter. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is in a lot of trouble. He is accused of using his power to cover up an affair with one of his top aides, and the state’s highest court has green-lighted impeachment proceedings.


Now, Bentley’s own state party is calling on him to resign.

The state legislature could begin impeachment proceedings as soon as Monday, according to NPR, and if his own party is abandoning him, things may not end up very good for him if he doesn’t resign.



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