Republican Governor Robert Bentley is in hot water today as it has been revealed that he had an inappropriate relationship with a staffer while he was in office. Bentley apologized to his staff, his family, and his constituency for the audio file which outed him for the creepy pervert that he is.

Bentley has denied having a physical relationship with his staffer, but the released audio of their conversation indicates that is a big fat lie. At this point, Bentley claims that he does not plan to step down from his position, though his conservative constituency may say otherwise.

Bentley’s wife of 50 years filed for divorce at the end of last year, no doubt as a result of Bentley’s adultery. The audio files were apparently recorded by Bentley’s family in 2014.

Bentley has again and again said that the relationship was not physical nor sexual, though every moment of the salacious audio indicates otherwise.

“Baby, let me know what I am going to do when I start locking the door. If we are going to do what we did the other day, we are going to have to start locking the door. ”

“Baby, I love you. I know we are in a difficult situation. Unless I make things as normal as possible here, it is going to be hell.”

“I miss you. I wish you were here with you right now. I wish I could hold you. I wish I could kiss you… I wish that, I do.”

Of course Bentley is one of those ultra-conservative politicos who says one thing in his policy and acts differently in his own life. This is the problem with Republicans like Bentley taking a moralistic upper-hand stance: they almost never uphold their end of the high-ground bargain.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com