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After Bentley pleaded guilty, here's the punishment

Galeno Paniagua | 17 Abril, 2017, 22:35

John Archibald, columnist for the Birmingham News, talks with Rachel Maddow about the sex and ethics scandal that forced Alabama Governor Robert Bentley out of office, and the further political fallout that could affect others like appointed Senator...

Jon Mason worked as the head of SERVE Alabama, the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Services.

Bentley's resignation follows the ouster of former House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who left office in 2016 after being convicted on ethics charges, and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was suspended from his post past year over an order opposing same-sex marriage.

The report also detailed what allegedly went on behind closed doors when Mason, according to the report, left the office "with her hair tousled and her clothing in disarray", reports The Washington Post.

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Booked at the county jail Monday, Bentley appeared first in court during a hearing and then at the Alabama Capitol to resign just three days after he said he wouldn't quit. As she was sworn in on Monday, Ivey became the first Republican woman to occupy the state office and the fifth woman to now serve as a governor nationwide.

"I can no longer allow my family, my dear friends, my dedicated staff and cabinet, to be subjected to the consequences that my past actions have brought upon them", Bentley said in stepping down.

"I think between her and the leadership in the House and Senate, we'll continue to progress", he said. Even before this year, two of the state's former governors - Guy Hunt (R) and Don Siegelman (D) - wound up behind bars. A state House Judiciary Committee resolved to impeach the second-term governor before he cut a deal with prosecutors and stepped down.

Bentley was desperate to keep the allegations from spreading beyond the Governor's Mansion, where they were apparently well-known among staffers, the report said. More nauseatingly-sweet than nasty, the texts are a lot of "I love you Rebekah", "I love you Robert", "I am forever yours", "You wonderful sweet man" and more romance-heavy messages. State Sen. Del Marsh, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, becomes the presiding Senate officer but does not officially become Lieutenant Governor.

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This weight is on the shoulders of Kay Ivey as she takes the reigns as the new governor.

What's quite interesting is not the fact that he was having an affair, it's the fact that he was using state resources to cover up his relationship.

Calls for Bentley's resignation came pouring in soon after a salacious phone call recording between the then-governor, 74, and Mason, 45, surfaced. The commission referred the case to Daryl Bailey, the Montgomery County district attorney whom Bentley had tapped to replace Brooks when she retired. The court lifted a restraining order that had prevented impeachment proceedings from getting underway.

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