Governor Wants to Focus on Problems, Not Scandal
Governor Robert Bentley is trying to focus on his political agenda as pressure mounts around him following his acknowledgment that he made improper remarks to a former female aide. Bentley toured a state prison today and called overcrowding one of the state's biggest problems. When asked about suggestions that he should be impeached, Bentley said he didn't do anything illegal or anything that would affect his job. He said he wants to focus on solving the state's problems. Governor Bentley has denied having an affair with his former aide, Rebekah Caldwell Mason, who announced her resignation Wednesday. At least one of Bentley's opponents in the legislature has called for impeachment proceedings against him. But that faces an uphill climb, in part because a majority of House members would have to vote to begin proceedings. An ethics investigation has also begun.