The swamp is draining all across America—and it’s not a pretty sight.
Politicians of all stripes, parties and colors have proved time and time again that power corrupts. Alabama’s governor just proved that, and it is taking America by surprise.
Embattled with various ethics and sexual allegations, Alabama’s governor decided he has had enough after admitting to two misdemeanors:
From Fox News:
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday amid allegations he used state money to help cover up an affair with a top aide.
Bentley stepped down as part of a plea deal that saw him admit to two misdemeanor campaign and ethics charges. The 74-year-old grandfather of six was given a 30-day suspended jail sentence and a year of probation. The agreement includes provisions that Bentley not seek elected office again, that he repay campaign funds totaling $36,912 within a week and perform 100 hours of community service as a physician.
He was arrested and booked into jail before his resignation:
BREAKING: Gov. Robert Bentley has been booked into the Montgomery County Jail. pic.twitter.com/QbScoZ1z7v
— AL.com (@aldotcom) April 10, 2017
Lieutenant Gov. Kay Ivey was sworn in later Monday, becoming just the second female governor in Alabama’s history.
“The Ivey administration will be open. It will be transparent. And it will be honest,” she said.
Earlier Monday, state lawmakers began impeachment hearings against Bentley, one day after the Alabama Republican Party’s steering committee passed a resolution calling on him to resign immediately.
Last week, state investigators released thousands of pages of documents and interviews, including multiple text messages that Bentley sent the aide, such as “I sure miss you. I need you. I want you. You are the only one.”
Of course it disappoints Republicans to see that corruption is running rampant on their side of the aisle, but this is why America elected Donald Trump.
Enough Americans realized that both parties have been corrupted, and they needed someone to clean house.
Hopefully the new Alabama governor, Kay Ivey, will learn from her predecessor’s mistakes and focus on doing what’s right, serving the people and setting the example for all other politicians who don’t want to get ejected or voted out of office.
Source: Fox News