Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has stepped down after Gov. Bill Walker says he learned Mallott "made inappropriate comments that do not reflect the sterling level of behavior required in his role as Lieutenant Governor."
Mallott, the Democratic nominee for governor in 2014, became Walker's running mate when the two men famously joined forces on a "unity ticket" to defeat then-Gov. Sean Parnell.
In his resignation letter provided by Walker's office, Mallott said, "I take full responsibility for this action and apologize to, and seek healing for, the person I hurt."