Ala. Gov. Bentley impeachment articles on hold

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — Alabama legislators say they need more information on an unprecedented process before they can move forward with articles of impeachment against embattled Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.

Articles of impeachment filed Tuesday are on hold as legislators work to set up a new committee to vet the process. The committee could have subpoena power to hear testimony on allegations against Bentley.

Republican Representative Ed Henry, leading the call for impeachment, says the legislature “wasn’t prepared” for the situation. The last impeachment proceedings in Alabama were 100 years ago.

Rules Committee Chairman Mac McCutcheon says he hopes to work through the process quickly but couldn’t say if issue would be resolved before the end of session next month.

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