Alabama governor, facing possible impeachment, to resign: lawmaker

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Posted: Apr 10, 2017 5:09 PM

(Reuters) - Alabama Governor Robert Bentley will resign later on Monday, as a state legislative committee began hearings that could have led to his impeachment on allegations stemming from his relationship with a former adviser, a state representative said.

Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey will replace Bentley, 74, Alabama House Representative Ed Henry told reporters.

(Reporting by Bernie Woodall and Ian Simpson; editing by Frank McGurty)