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Mason Resigns as Bentley’s Aide

A Republican lawmaker is pursuing impeachment.

Zach C. Cohen
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Zach C. Cohen
March 31, 2016, 10:39 a.m.

Re­bekah Cald­well Ma­son, a “top polit­ic­al aide to” Gov. Robert Bent­ley (R), “resigned Wed­nes­day … after he pub­licly ad­mit­ted mak­ing in­ap­pro­pri­ate re­marks to her but denied the two ever had an af­fair.”

“Ma­son an­nounced her resig­na­tion in a state­ment sent by the gov­ernor’s of­fice, say­ing she would no longer serve as Bent­ley’s seni­or polit­ic­al ad­viser and would no longer be paid by his cam­paign fund or work for a non­profit or­gan­iz­a­tion formed to pro­mote … his agenda.”

Ma­son: “My only plans are to fo­cus my full at­ten­tion on my pre­cious chil­dren and my hus­band who I love dearly. They are the most im­port­ant people in my life.” (AP)

NEXT TO GO? State Rep. Ed Henry (R) said “he will start the pro­cess of im­peach­ment against … Bent­ley next week … based on ‘in­com­pet­ence and mor­al turpitude.’” (WHNT-TV)

DRIP, DRIP. “Bent­ley last year at­temp­ted to stop a Re­pub­lic­an law­maker from present­ing con­cerns over the gov­ernor’s re­la­tion­ship with a top ad­viser to state At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Luth­er Strange” (R). State Rep. Al­len Far­ley (R) “pos­ted on his blog Monday that he re­ceived a phone call from Bent­ley the night be­fore Far­ley presen­ted a let­ter to Strange. The let­ter, Far­ley said in his blog, sought the as­sist­ance of the AG’s of­fice to de­term­ine if Bent­ley ‘did in fact (in fa­cil­it­at­ing the al­leged adul­ter­ous re­la­tion­ship) util­ize any of Alabama’s re­sources out­side the of­fi­cial ca­pa­city of his elec­ted of­fice.’”

Bent­ley, ac­cord­ing to Far­ley: “I don’t think you need to get [state At­tor­ney Gen­er­al] Luth­er [Strange (R)] in­volved in it per­son­ally.” (Alabama Me­dia Group)

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