MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - More officials are reacting following the conviction of House Speaker Mike Hubbard on 12 felony ethics violations Friday night.
Hubbard was immediately removed from office.
Following the guilty verdict, Hubbard was taken into custody by Lee County sheriff's deputies, though not placed in handcuffs, and escorted from the courtroom. Judge Jacob Walker set his bond at $160,000.
Just before 11 p.m. Friday, Hubbard emerged from the Lee County Jail, jumped into his bail bondsman's black Corvette and sped from the jail through the grass.
Attorney General Luther Strange spoke at the Mid-Alabama Republican Club meeting Saturday in Vestavia Hills.
During his interview, Strange made the following statement about Hubbard's conviction on 12 ethics charges:
Gov. Robert Bentley also released a statement Saturday. He didn't directly address the verdict or Hubbard but focused on moving the state forward:
Several other officials have also responded following the conviction of Hubbard.
Hubbard's trial lasted three weeks and included testimony from dozens of witnesses, including Bentley and former Gov. Bob Riley.