MASON RESIGNS AS BENTLEY COULD FACE IMPEACHMENT
By Jack Royer
Rebekah Mason announced on Wednesday that she would resign from her Senior Advisor position, one week after an alleged affair between Governor Robert Bentley and his top aide became public.
Mason released a statement through the Governor’s press office Wednesday reading, ““I have resigned as Senior Political Advisor to Governor Bentley and will no longer be paid from his campaign fund. I have also ended my work with the Alabama Council For Excellent Government. My only plans are to focus my full attention on my precious children and my husband who I love dearly. They are the most important people in my life. Thank you for your prayers for our family.”
Governor Robert Bentley issued a statement in response saying, ““I appreciate Rebekah Mason’s service to my administration and the people of this state. I wish the best for her and her family.”
The announcement comes on the heels of news that Republicans in the State House of Representatives will begin impeachment proceedings against the Governor when lawmakers reconvene in Montgomery next week. Impeachment does not carry any criminal punishment, and political analysts speculated that impeachment might be a difficult task as the regular legislative session winds down.
Governor Bentley told reporters on Tuesday that he has no intentions of stepping down.