Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday amid allegations that he tried to cover-up an extramarital affair with a former aide and improperly used state resources to facilitate the adulterous relationship, according to the Gateway Pundit.
Bentley’s announcement came shortly after being he was charged with two counts of state campaign law violations. He was booked into Montgomery County Jail and pleaded guilty to both misdemeanor charges. He was released after he posted a $600 bond.
It was a stunning exit for the Republican governor who admitted to making sexually charged comments toward Rebekah Caldwell Mason, Bentley’s senior political adviser. Calls mounted for his resignation and impeachment hearings started Monday.
Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, a former state treasurer, will replace Mr. Bentley to become the second woman to hold the office.
Bentley refused to endorse then GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump during last year’s presidential campaign after a video surfaced where Trump joked about groping women.