Bentley Continues Impeachment Fight

Friday, August 12, 2016

Governor Bentley's attorneys are telling an impeachment committee that only intolerable offenses merit removal from office. They add that a governor should not be impeached just because lawmakers "disapprove" of something the elected official has done. The governor's office submitted the filing on the legal standard for impeachment to the House Judiciary Committee last week. The last impeachment attempt in Alabama of a statewide official was in 1915. The 1901 Alabama Constitution says elected officials can be removed for offenses ranging from neglect of duty to intemperance, but gives only a general outline of the process.

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