HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Representative Ed Henry (R-Hartselle) tells WHNT News 19 he will start the process of impeachment against Governor Robert Bentley next week.
Henry says he’s seeking to get the governor out of office, either through his resignation or through the impeachment process.
He says he will pursue impeachment based on “incompetence and moral turpitude.” He says Governor Bentley can no longer fulfill the duties of his office, because of the recent scandal involving an alleged affair with his Senior Political Advisor Rebekah Caldwell Mason.
Mason resigned from her position Wednesday. Earlier that day, Bentley was firm that he plans to remain on the job. “I have no intentions of resigning,” he said. “My intentions are to try to make this state better, to work through the difficulties we’re going through.