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Former Congressman: Bentley should step down

(Source: WAFF file) (Source: WAFF file)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Former Congressman Parker Griffith is reacting to allegations of an affair between Governor Robert Bentley and a top staffer.

Griffith, who lost the Governor's seat to Bentley in 2014, is calling the alleged cheating scandal “a shame and a disappointment.”

He says that Governor Bentley should step down. Griffith believes former ALEA Secretary Spencer Collier’s story is credible.

He thinks Governor Bentley will probably be indicted, and believes Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey is prepared to lead the state.

Griffith says it's Bentley's decision to step down as Governor, but he believes it would be in the best interest of Alabama moving forward.

“I think that it would be wise for Governor Bentley to step down because he no longer has the ability to lead,” said Parker Griffith. “ And the opportunities that we're missing to move Alabama forward and to improve the lives of Alabama citizens, he's lost that.”

Bentley apologized to his family and to his constituents in the state Wednesday for "mistakes that were made," but denied having a sexual relationship with his top aide.

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