Two Cullman County lawmakers say they’re trying to restart the impeachment of Gov. Robert Bentley because of the governor's appointment of former attorney general Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate and Bentley’s continued association with Rebekah Mason, a former aide with whom he has been accused of having an affair.

The appointment, announced late Friday afternoon, fills the vacancy left when former Attorney General Luther Strange was sworn in as U.S. senator Thursday. Strange in turn was appointed — by Bentley — to replace former senator Jeff Sessions, who took office Thursday as U.S. attorney general under President Donald Trump.

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