Alabama delegation weighs in on Robert Bentley resignation

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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigned from office Monday afternoon following allegations he used state resources to cover up an affair he was having with one of his former aides.
The Alabama Congressional delegation has released the following statements about Bentley’s resignation:

Senator Richard ShelbySen. Richard Shelby:

The American people’s trust in their government depends on the integrity and dignity of those in office, and it is clear that Alabamians have lost this in Governor Bentley. As governor, Bentley was elected by the people of Alabama to the highest position of authority and should consequentially treat the office with the utmost respect. I believe he has made the right decision in offering his resignation.

I look forward to working with Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey in her new capacity as Governor of Alabama.

Martha Roby OfficialAlabama 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby:

Governor Bentley’s decision to resign was the right thing to do. The people of Alabama deserve leaders who are focused on the serious issues facing our state, and I look forward to better days ahead.

Robert Aderholt OfficialAlabama 4th District U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt:

Governor Bentley had to make a difficult choice in resigning today. However, I believe it was the right decision for a state I know he deeply loves. I thank Governor Bentley for his service to our state, in particular, the way he handled the devastation and loss of life after the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak.

I wish new Governor Kay Ivey the best and stand ready to help her in anyway I can to advance our state and help its people.

Gary Palmer OfficialAlabama 6th District U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer:

I believe Robert Bentley resigning as Governor of Alabama was the appropriate decision. The people of Alabama deserve a leader who is above reproach and governs our great state without distractions. This action is the first step to allow the people of Alabama to finally move on from this situation.

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