Alabama’s Governor Bob Bentley has had better days. At least he’s still smiling:
— Jim Dalrymple II (@Dalrymple) April 10, 2017
Bentley has been booked into the Montgomery jail, but few other details are available – except that it was related to his cheating scandal.
BREAKING: Jail records: Alabama governor booked on 2 misdemeanor charges arising from investigation of alleged affair.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 10, 2017
But even prior to this, he has been expected to resign today before he could be impeached over a cover-up of his adulterous ways!
Alabama’s Gov. Robert Bentley is resigning Monday amid allegations he tried to cover-up an adulterous affair with a former adviser and will be replaced by Lt. Gov. Kay Ivery, sources told NBC News.
The Associated Press also reported that Bentley will announce his resignation during a Cabinet meeting Monday afternoon, according to a person who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.
Bentley’s expected exit comes as the state’s House Judiciary Committee was wrapping up its first day of impeachment hearings following the release of a tawdry report detailing the governor’s alleged affair with Rebekah Caldwell Mason.
It revealed, among other things, that the governor’s now ex-wife, Dianne, found the tell-tale texts, including one in which Bentley professes his love for Mason — but mistakenly sent it to his wife of 50 years.
The report also included revelations that Bentley routinely called Mason “baby” in meetings, that Mason sometimes spent the night in the pool house at the Governor’s Mansion, and about how the governor on a trip once opened a door while wearing only boxer shorts thinking that she was there only to be confronted by hotel staffers.
Bentley “encouraged an atmosphere of intimidation” to silence his staff and “protect his reputation,” the report stated. And neither the governor nor his staff “meaningfully” cooperated with the investigation, which could be grounds “for his impeachment.”
That ain’t right, that ain’t right!!!
And it’s over.
BREAKING: Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama has submitted his letter of resignation, a prosecutor says.
— Alan Blinder (@alanblinder) April 10, 2017
Bentley: "I've not always made the right choices." pic.twitter.com/7Q8R31v4R2
— Tim Lockette (@TLockette_Star) April 10, 2017