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Report: Ala. Gov. Bentley Might Resign in April, Rep. Henry Says

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By    |   Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017 05:54 PM

Gov. Robert Bentley, R-Ala., might resign next month in order to avoid being impeached over ethics violations, according to a new report.

WTVY-TV reported this week Bentley — who is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a woman who used to work on his staff — is weighing the option of abandoning his post as the state's top administrator. In connection with that alleged relationship, he is been accused of misusing state property and violating campaign finance laws.

"From what I'm hearing, I would expect by mid-April that the governor either will have resigned or the impeachment committee will be moving at a very rapid pace," Rep. Ed Henry, R-Ala., told the station regarding the GOP governor.

A spokesperson for the governor told AL.com that Bentley is not considering stepping down from his role.

"Gov. Bentley takes very seriously his call to serve as Alabama's 53rd Governor, and considers it the greatest honor of his life," Yasamie August said. "He has plans only to continue to serve the people of this state, and as he stated so clearly in his 2017 State of the State address, to 'finish the race.'"

The scandal involving Bentley and now-former senior political adviser Rebekah Caldwell Mason came to light last March.

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