The Associated Press is now reporting that Robert Bentley, Republican governor of Alabama, has resigned from his office, following an arrest and booking into Montgomery County Jail earlier today.
BREAKING: Prosecutor says Alabama governor has resigned and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor campaign finance charges.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 10, 2017
The “misdemeanor finance charges” are part of a larger sex scandal in which Bentley was caught in an affair with a top staffer and used his power to intimidate others into silence.
Lt. Governor Kay Ivey will be sworn in to take Bentley’s place for the remainder of the term.