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Articles of impeachment against Alabama Governor signed by 23 lawmakers

Twenty-three members of the House of Representatives signed Articles of Impeachment against Governor Robert Bentley.  (Source: Raycom file) Twenty-three members of the House of Representatives signed Articles of Impeachment against Governor Robert Bentley. (Source: Raycom file)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) -

Twenty three members of the House of Representatives signed Articles of Impeachment against Governor Robert Bentley.

Morgan County Representative Ed Henry drew up the Articles of Impeachment after accusations surfaced involving the governor and his former Senior Political Adviser, Rebekah Caldwell Mason.

Henry needed 21 signatures to move forward with impeachment. Henry says the judiciary committee will now investigate the articles.

"I said, 'Ed, I'll sign it if you'll let me be Number 21,'" said Representative Johnny Mack Morrow. "I want Robert Bentley to know I was the one who drove the nail in his coffin."

Morrow said he was proud to be a signature on the resolution. He said he doesn't get along with Henry on a lot of things but this is a bi-partisan effort.

When asked about the governor's ability to do his job, Morrow said that the people of Alabama have no confidence in Bentley's leadership.

Lawmakers from north Alabama who signed the articles impeachment are:

  • Ed Henry – Morgan County
  • Ritchie Whorton – Madison County
  • Mike Ball – Madison County
  • Jim Patterson – Madison County
  • Phil Williams – Madison County
  • Will Ainsworth – Marshall County
  • David Standridge – Marshall County
  • Tommy Hanes – Dekalb/Jackson County
  • Danny Crawford – Limestone County
  • Becky Nordgren – Dekalb County

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