Alabama Governor Says He Will Not Resign as Some Call for Impeachment

Republican state Rep. Ed Henry says he will begin an impeachment process this week

Alabama’s governor has defended himself again amid allegations that he had an affair with an aide, as some in his own party threaten impeachment, NBC News reported.

Republican state Rep. Ed Henry said he will begin an impeachment process against Gov. Robert Bentley this week. The state auditor filed an ethics report last week and an ethics commission investigation is pending.

Bentley was asked Thursday about the affair and denied any physical relationship existed with Rebekah Caldwell Mason, who resigned Wednesday. He said no laws were broken and he will not resign.

"The only thing that we know is true is that everything that the governor is saying is not true," Rep. Craig Ford, Democratic minority leader in the state House, said Thursday. "The governor needs to resign immediately. If he doesn't resign, the governor needs to be impeached as soon as we go back in session next week." 

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