Gov. Bentley answers questions on health, rumors of resignation

Gov. Bentley answers questions on health, rumors of resignation

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Governor Robert Bentley for the first time answered questions about his health and rumors of a possible resignation.

The governor was in Birmingham Tuesday for ribbon-cutting on a new healthcare clinic in West End. The governor, at first, did not want to answer any questions except about healthcare and his recent trip to Washington D.C. about new healthcare plan.

But after repeated questioning from the media, he changed his mind.

"If y'all would let me answer the question, I will answer," Bentley said. "I have no intention. I have no intention of not doing what God has called me to do and that is serve the people of this state."

There are various investigations to see if Bentley used his office in any way for personal benefit. The house judiciary committee plans a vote on possible impeachment before the end of the legislative session.  Rumors have been spreading that Bentley would resign before then.

In Birmingham, the governor again denied any wrongdoing.

"I have done absolutely nothing. All have I have done is serve the people of the state of Alabama. I can assure the people of Alabama I have never done anything illegal. I have never done anything unethical. My story has not been told," Bentley said.

The governor was treated twice in a hospital for an irregular heartbeat. Wednesday, he said he is feeling fine.

"I have, like a lot of people, an irregular heartbeat like everyone else. I feel great," Bentley said.

The Alabama Ethics Commission is set to meet April 5. Many will be watching to see if anything comes out of that meeting concerning the Bentley administration.

The governor said the media should demand those who making accusations to produce proof of it.

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