MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Governor Robert Bentley has issued the following statement Tuesday, after Rep. Ed Henry held a press conference announcing plans to begin the process of introducing articles of impeachment against Bentley.
Read the full statement below:
“For five years, I have faithfully served the people of Alabama. We have made great progress streamlining the way state government operates and have saved taxpayers more than $1 Billion annually.
“There are no grounds for impeachment, and I will vigorously defend myself and my administration from this political attack. Today’s press conference is nothing more than political grandstanding intended to grab headlines and take the focus away from the important issues the Legislature still has to address before the end of the session.
“There is a lot of work to do before I end my term in office in 2019. I have laid out a strategic plan for success, and I will continue to focus my efforts on making Alabama a great state. That is what the people of Alabama overwhelmingly elected and re-elected me to do. I will continue to work hard for them every day.”