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Gov. Bentley acknowledges investigation but won't step down

Governor Bentley addressed the media about the impeachment and investigation. (Source: WAFF) Governor Bentley addressed the media about the impeachment and investigation. (Source: WAFF)
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Governor Robert Bentley acknowledged the current ongoing investigation but said he still had no plans of stepping down. 

"I have no plans to step down. We have done nothing illegal. We have no plans to step down," Bentley stated, "Well, impeachment there is no basis for that, absolutely no basis at all." 

While at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Alabama Robotics Center, Governor Bentley did say there are things being investigated, but would not say what.

"There are things being investigated, not me, but there are things being investigated apart of this that will come out in time. I can't talk about them right now. I know the things but I  just can't talk about them because they are being investigated right now," Bentley said. 

Representative Mac McCutcheon made comments Monday on the impeachment process while at a press conference. 

"We addressed the resolution, but during the process, we realized that the constitution was a little vague on how to move the process. It wasn't on the issues concerning the governor but how to move the process forward," McCutcheon said.

At this time, McCutcheon said that they are working on moving the impeachment process forward. 

"We are hopeful that we will have a resolution when we get back to set up a method in which we can move the articles of impeachment forward, not just for this situation but for years down the road," McCutcheon said. 

When asked about Governor Bentley's reluctance to speak on the matter, McCutcheon said that Bentley needs to address the issue. 

"I think the governor needs to address this. We've all been embarrassed by this, and I think these are things he's going to have to address. This is a part of his job," McCutcheon stated. 

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