Alabama Governor Refuses to Step Down Amid Scandal

Conservative Gov. Robert Bentley is under fire after admitting he had sexually charged conversations with a top adviser.
1:17 | 03/31/16

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Next tonight, calls growing for the governor of Alabama to resign. Admitting mistakes, but denying having an affair with a top aide. Audio recordings of their conversations made public. She's resigned. He vows not to. Here's ABC's Eva pilgrim. Reporter: Tonight, Alabama's governor refusing to step down. I just want the people of Alabama to know that there is nothing there, there's nothing illegal. Reporter: The conservative governor and former Baptist deacon under fire after admitting to sexually charged conversations with a top adviser. That woman, Rebecca Caldwell mason, now resigning a week after recorded conversations publicly surfaced. If we're going to do what we did the other day, we're going to have to start locking the door. Reporter: Those chats, allegedly between mason and the then-married governor. I put my hands on you, and just, and pull you in real close. Reporter: Governor Bentley apologizing, but insisting the relationship wasn't physical. I have never had a physical affair with Mrs. Mason. Reporter: And now growing calls for the governor to call it quits. He should resign. It's going to get worse and worse. Reporter: David, the state is conducting an ethics investigation, and a state lawmaker says he plans to propose a resolution, calling for the governor's itch peachment next week. David?

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