Alabama state Representative Ed Henry (R) has followed through on this threat to impeach Governor Robert Bentley (R) and formally began the process yesterday.
While Rep. Henry spearheads the impeachment, the Alabama Republican party has also called on the governor to resign from office.
“We’re looking at this governor who has essentially betrayed the trust of the people of Alabama through actions and lies that have caused us to have some doubt in his leadership,” Henry said in a news conference. “If he truly loves the people of this state, he’ll step down.”
Those hoping Bentley would simply resign and save them the trouble are out of luck. Bentley briefly spoke while on a tour of a local correctional facility where he said God has forgiven him.
“I’ve asked God to forgive me because that’s the most important thing,” Bentley said while on a tour of the Limestone Correction Facility in Harvest, Ala. “I want back in His fellowship. And so I asked God to forgive me.” […]
“I have humbly opened myself up to the people of this state and I have asked them to forgive me,” Bentley said.
If we all had a dime for every time a “family values” conservative was forced to ask God for forgiveness, we could buy Governor Bentley more burner phones.