Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday announced his plans to attend the inaugural ceremonies for President-Elect Donald Trump. His full statement is below:
"I am honored and excited for the opportunity to attend the historic inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States. As the Governor of Alabama, it is a privilege to witness this peaceful exchange of two administrations. While I am eager to observe the inauguration ceremony in person, this trip is about not wasting anytime getting to work. Thursday I will be meeting with other Governors to discuss how we can best repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Alabama also has a remarkable role in this new Trump administration and I am pleased to be in attendance to help honor our state as Donald Trump takes the presidential oath of office."