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Kentucky Governor Apologizes For Controversial Comments About Teachers' Strike

Kentucky Governor Apologizes For Controversial Comments About Teachers' Strike

Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for saying that youngsters had been sexually abused as a result of they had been left house alone whereas lecturers rallied to ask lawmakers to override his vetoes.

"In his apology, Bevin said", I appreciate so much that has been done in recent days and weeks as we've tried to get both our economic house in order but to make sure that we shore up the very pension system that now is the worst funded in the United States of America.

At least 44 school districts closed Friday as teachers marched on the state capitol in call on legislators to override the governor's veto of the state's budget and tax plan.

In a video statement on Sunday, Bevin said: "I'm sorry for those of you, every single one of you, that has been hurt by things that I've said".

Bevin appeared to attributed the negative response to his comments to a misunderstanding saying the way people interpreted them or the way he said them lead also to unintended consequences. "I guarantee you somewhere today, a child was physically harmed or ingested poison because they were home alone because a single parent didn't have enough money to take care of them". I apologize for those who have been hurt by the things that were said, ' Bevin said on his YouTube and Twitter page Sunday.

"I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today, a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them", Bevin told reporters Friday as teachers from across the state came to the Capitol to protest.

On Friday, Senate President Robert Stivers said he would hate it if Bevin's comments "marred" his accomplishments.

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"Nope. Not even close".

"Hey Everyone, we got it cleared up. He was right, you were wrong but if that hurt your feelings, he's sorry". "But he wasn't backtracking away from the meaning of it".

In his apology on Sunday, Bevin apologized several times and said that his remarks had been misunderstood.

On Saturday, the Kentucky House of Representatives condemned Bevin in two separate resolutions over his remarks.

- House Democratic Caucus " The statements made by Governor Bevin yesterday insinuating that Kentucky teachers are somehow responsible for sexual assault, drug addiction, and neglect is reprehensible and repugnant.

"His insults of teachers over the a year ago have been beneath the decorum of any respectable elected official", Nishimuta wrote in a statement.

"There is no rational comment I could make to that", she said. "Well, that's a coward", said Kentucky state Rep. Regina Huff, a Republican middle school special-education teacher, the Courier-Journal reported.


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