UPDATED: Alabama Governor Robert Bentley Pleads Guilty To Charges, Resigns

BREAKING: Multiple sources are confirming that Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has agreed to resign instead of facing impeachment by the State Legislature, and that he will do so later this afternoon following a 3:30pm staff meeting.

UPDATE, 2:30pm: The Governor is currently meeting with his staff. He’ll then meet with his cabinet, after which he will hold a press conference. After resigning, Lt. Governor Kay Ivey will immediately be sworn in as Governor in the old Senate chambers.