MONTGOMERY, AL (EETV) - Full text of Governor Robert Bentley's press conference on Friday, April 7,2017

"I do not plan to resign. I have done nothing illegal. If the people want to know if I misused state resources, the answer is simply no. I have not. With the strength that God gives me every day and the blessed assurance that I have in my salvation through Jesus Christ, I have worked hard to move beyond any of my past mistakes and especially this time of year at Easter, I'm grateful that I serve a loving and forgiving God who loves me and who loves each and every one of us unconditionally. For the past several years I have struggled along with my family, along with my friends. we've all had personal struggles. But last year I got to a point where I recognized and I realized that I could not carry these burdens on my own. I got to the point where I knew that I could not do this by myself. That day last May I asked God to take these struggles and to help me carry these burdens, and I found freedom in that, and I completely gave him all of me. I dedicated myself to depending on him, and with the prayer and opportunity God gives me, I've worked hard in trying to restore and reconcile with my family, especially my boys who I love with all my heart. Once again let me say to the people of this state how sorry I am to all of our people, to all of you. There's no doubt that I have let you down and all I ask is that you continue to pray for me and I will continue to pray for you. I actually forgive those who have hurt me and I'm asking them to forgive me as well. My motivation is to do what I truly believe God called me to do. And that is to work hard and to serve our state and to serve and love the people of this great state of Alabama. God bless them and may God bless this great state as I continue to try to serve in the way that God has placed me in this position. Thank you for letting me make this statement and may God bless the great state of Alabama." --Governor Robert Bentley 



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