Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) will reportedly resign Monday amid allegations he abused his powers by using state resources to cover up an affair with one of his top advisers, Rebekah Mason. Bentley will reportedly announce his departure at a Cabinet meeting, following the Alabama Republican Party's calls for his resignation. Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey is set to be sworn in as Alabama's next governor Monday evening.
Though Bentley has apologized for his actions, he has maintained that he did not break the law. The Alabama Ethics Commission concluded last week that Bentley may have broken ethics and campaign laws, offenses punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Impeachment hearings officially began Monday.