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Another ‘Family Values’ Republican Just Got Caught In A Major Sex Scandal

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Another ‘Family Values’ Republican Just Got Caught In A Major Sex Scandal

Republican Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigned on Monday evening after coming to an agreement with lawmakers and state law enforcement officials in the wake of an ongoing ethics investigation looking into a sex scandal between him and a senior political adviser.

On Monday the state lawmakers began impeachment hearings, making it the first time in Alabama history that the state legislature has considered impeaching a governor.

Bentley, trying to avoid impeachment, reached a deal with legislators to quit before being removed from office.

According to The Hill, “Bentley used his political position to cover up the affair, threatening staffers, firing the state’s top law enforcement official and using official vehicles to ferry Mason around the state, according to a salacious report by Montgomery attorney Jack Sharman, a special counsel working for the Alabama House Judiciary Committee.”

“Our laws are pretty stringent, that’s why he’s going to be convicted and removed from office,” said Steve Flowers, an Alabama political analyst. “It’s a heck of a soap opera.”

The Governor was booked into Montgomery County Jail on Monday evening. Bentley, who has served as Alabama’s governor since 2011, will have to pay a $600 bond for the two misdemeanor charges.

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