Alabama governor faces impeachment threat in wake of scandal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A state lawmaker says he has enough signatures to re-ignite an impeachment effort against Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.

Republican Rep. Ed Henry announced Thursday that he had obtained 23 signatures on impeachment articles.

The announcement came after the House passed a rule change requiring 21 votes to start an impeachment investigation. That thwarted Henry’s earlier effort with 11 signatures.

Henry says he believes Bentley has overstepped his bounds and need to be removed from office.

Henry said he believe there is probable cause to investigate Bentley for possible corruption and neglect of office.

The articles were filed in the wake of a scandal involving Bentley and a former staffer. The governor denied an affair, but admitted making inappropriate remarks.

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