Sex scandals, aside from greed, seem to be one of the highest types of scandals among politicians and celebrities.
Saturday, Alabama Supreme Court gave the green light to move forward with the process of attempting to impeach Governor Robert Bentley.
Monday morning, the 74-year-old will face impeachment hearings for a sex scandal that began in 2016, when recording surfaced that featured Bentley making suggestive comments to a female aide. This was BEFORE he and his wife of 50 years separated.
Fox News reports:
Bentley vowed to stay in office despite calls for his resignation. He stood on the state Capitol steps on Friday and acknowledged making personal mistakes but maintained he did nothing to merit his removal from office.
“I do not plan to resign. I have done nothing illegal,” Bentley said. “If the people want to know if I misused state resources, the answer is simply no. I have not.”
The Supreme Court justices asked for briefs on the matter to be filed by Monday.
“It’s disappointing to hear the committee will plow forward while the Supreme Court is considering the case. We have no idea what the committee has planned for Monday or who its witnesses will be,” Bentley’s lawyer, Ross Garber said.
Special Counsel Jack Sharman said the committee’s position was that it is free to proceed with the hearings.
“I want to thank the members of the Alabama Supreme Court for quickly acting on our appeal and recognizing, what a circuit court judge didn’t understand, that there are three branches of government and the Alabama Legislature is free to conduct its business as prescribed in the state constitution,” House Judiciary Chairman Mike Jones said in a statement.
I must admit, it is very disappointing to hear that another “leader” has betrayed the trust of the people….and a republican at that!