Alabama GOP calls on Robert Bentley to immediately resign

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The Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee, a 21 member committee governing body in charge of the direction of the state Republican Party, has called on Governor Robert Bentley‘s immediate resignation amid growing allegations  of an alleged affair and the possibility of improper use of taxpayer funds to cover it up.

“The ALGOP Steering Committee calls upon Governor Robert Bentley to immediately resign,” ALGOP stated in a resolution passed Sunday. “The overwhelming majority of elected officials are good, hard working people who love their communities, state and nation. However, when situations arise that are in direct conflict with the betterment of our people, we will speak up regardless of political party.”

The ALGOP leadership joins fellow Republicans House Speaker Mac McCutcheon and Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh, in urging the governor to resign.

“We’ve got a lot of important issues with the state, from education, to prison reform,” said Marsh at a press conference. “I would only ask that I hope that at the end of the day the governor would do what’s best for the people of Alabama.”

The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin impeachment hearings Monday at 10 a.m. after the Alabama Supreme Court issued a stay on Saturday, which temporarily delayed the hearings.

Bentley maintains his innocence.

Read the full ALGOP resolution below:

The ALGOP Steering Committee calls upon Governor Robert Bentley to immediately resign.

The ALGOP Steering Committee commends the Alabama House of Representatives, the Alabama Senate and the Alabama Supreme Court for their courage and their diligence in the impeachment process while putting partisan politics aside for the people of the state of Alabama.

While we are deeply saddened by these circumstances, the Alabama Republican Party holds their elected officials accountable and demands the utmost integrity of office holders.

The overwhelming majority of elected officials are good, hard working people who love their communities, state and nation. However, when situations arise that are in direct conflict with the betterment of our people, we will speak up regardless of political party.

Public service must be about the needs of the people being served in the great state of Alabama, not about an individual person.

We have no doubt that our great state of resilient and resourceful citizens will once again rise above these difficult times.

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