AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Surrounded by nearly 30 supporters, Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard held a press conference Tuesday to address his recent indictment on 23 felony
ethics law violations
"We have made monumental changes that definitely are shaking up the status quo and during that process we've angered some people who like things just the way they are," Hubbard said.
Supporters lashed out against a fellow republican, accusing Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange of prosecuting the Speaker for political purposes.
U.S. Representative Mike Rogers says Strange is using "Chicago-style gutter politics" that has no place in Lee County or Alabama.
"Think about this, who would like to be governor is four years, that would love to get Mike Hubbard out of the picture or at least skin him up so he's not as viable a candidate," Rogers said.
Strange released a statement in reaction to Tuesday's press conference:
I made the decision to recuse myself from the matter involving Speaker Hubbard several months ago. I did so based on the recommendations of our career prosecutors and to completely remove any appearance of politics being involved in the matter.