Impeachment process moving along slowly 100 days in

(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Thursday marks 100 days since lawmakers first filed articles of impeachment for Gov. Robert Bentley.

Since then, progress has been slow and some lawmakers are frustrated.

"I knew it would slow down when we got out of session. I did not know it would go this slow," said Rep. Ed Henry, R-District 9.

Henry filed the articles in the beginning of April. The creation of new rules and a new process are slowing the progress.

Lawmakers created new rules for how the legislature should handle articles of impeachment and then had to spend time creating new rules for article of impeachment hearings.

"It's just to slow the process down, to bog everything down," said House Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford.

On Thursday, lawmakers will hold the second impeachment hearing to hire special counsel to help with impeachment hearings. However, even with this new special counsel, Ford said he doesn't believe anything will change.

"Absolutely not, I just think we will see more paper, and they will try to delay, delay, delay,"  Ford said.

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