March 30, 2016
Southern Torch (3790 articles)

Bentley’s top political advisor announces resignation

Gov. Bentley visits Fort Payne




MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Rebekah Caldwell Mason, top political aide to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, announced Wednesday in a statement through the governor’s press office that she would be resigning immediately.

“I have resigned as Senior Political Advisor to Governor Bentley and will no longer be paid from his campaign fund,” the statement reads. “I have also ended my work with the Alabama Council For Excellent Government. My only plans are to focus my full attention on my precious children and my husband who I love dearly.  They are the most important people in my life. Thank you for your prayers for our family.”

The resignation comes one week after Bentley admitted to making inappropriate remarks to Mason, but denied any physical relationship. Bentley’s admission followed the firing of former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Secretary Spencer Collier from his post as Alabama’s “Top Cop.”

Following his dismissal, Collier reported to local media that Bentley had been involved in an extramarital with Mason. The same day, March 23, audio recordings of the alleged Bentley and Mason affair were also leaked to the media. The governor can be heard making a number of sexually suggestive comments to a woman named Rebekah on the recordings.

In the wake of Mason’s resignation, Bentley said today that he has no intentions of resigning the office of Governor.

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