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AL Democrats 'not rejoicing' in Bentley, Collier spat

MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) -

Alabama Representative Craig Ford, a Democrat from Gadsden and the Minority Leader in the Alabama House, issued the following statement regarding Wednesday's statements and allegations between former ALEA Secretary Spencer Collier and Governor Robert Bentley.

Bentley terminated Collier's employment on Tuesday, citing an investigation which revealed "a misuse of funds." Collier fired back on Wednesday, alleging evidence that proved an affair between Bentley and a top aide.

Rep. Ford's statement is as follows:

When the Republicans took over the state government, they promised they were going to be the party of ethics; that they would lead us like Moses to the Promised Land. They made promises that they simply have not kept, and I hope the people of Alabama will remember that.

No one rejoices in the downfall of another person. Accusations have been made against the highest law enforcement officer in Alabama by the man who hired him, while the governor has been accused of using his office to cover up his infidelity – the same governor who said ‘if you’re not a Christian, you are not my brother.’

Democrats are not rejoicing today in what has happened. We believe everyone is our brother, and our focus will continue to be on representing the people who elected us.

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