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Alabama Governor Resigns After Charges He Tried To Cover Up An Affair

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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during the annual State of the State address at the Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during the annual State of the State address at the Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley stepped down Monday rather than face impeachment over allegations that he used campaign funds and state resources to hide an affair with his former aide. Bentley had denied those charges for more than a year, but on Monday he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges related to the case, and state legislators began impeachment proceedings.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson hears more from Andrew Yeager (@andsygr), a reporter at WBHM in Birmingham, Alabama.

This segment aired on April 11, 2017.

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