MONTGOMERY, Ala. –A top political aide to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Wednesday, a week after he publicly admitted making inappropriate remarks to her but denied the two ever had an affair.
Soon after, a GOP lawmaker said he planned to introduce a resolution to begin impeachment proceedings against the Republican governor.
Rebekah Caldwell Mason announced her resignation in a statement sent by the governor’s office, saying she would no longer be his senior political adviser and would no longer be paid by his campaign fund.
As Bentley’s confidante, sounding board, adviser and message molder, Mason has been there for the biggest moments of his political career, from his improbable 2010 election to the development of his major policy initiatives. More recently, she has been at the center of the lowest moment of his political career.