Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Kentucky governor 'guarantees' children sexually assaulted, poisoned due to school closures

Gov. Bevin indirectly addresses sexual assault comments in video message Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin: Comments linking sexual assault with teacher protests were misunderstood
Sammy Stanley | 16 April, 2018, 11:49

"Clearly, a tremendous number of people did not fully appreciate what it was that I was communicating", Bevin said, referring to his earlier comments.

The legislator heeded the protests and overrode the veto.

Home Minority Flooring Chief Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, stated in a press release that whereas Bevin claims there was a misunderstanding, "the folks of Kentucky heard loud and clear what he stated and in the present day's video exhibits he nonetheless doesn't comprehend why so many had been understandably upset".

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". "I'm offended by the idea that people so cavalierly and so flippantly disregarded what's truly best for children".

"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 said Friday.

In response to the school closures due to the teacher protests, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said that he could "guarantee" that children were being sexually assaulted and poisoned because they were home alone instead of at school.

His comments came shortly after Republican lawmakers voted to override his vetoes of a two-year operating budget that included increased spending for public education with the help of an accompanying $480 million tax increase.

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"It was the wish of the Academy that I should leave my role as Permanent Secretary", Danius told reporters on Thursday. Therefore, they can not resign but are technically refusing to participate without being replaced.

Bevin reportedly also complained of the teachers sprawled across the capitol grounds, telling reporters he saw them smoking and "leaving trash around".

Saturday was the final day of the 2018 legislative session.

The Republican issued his apology in an nearly four-minute video posted on-line, saying "it's not my intent to harm anyone on this course of, however to assist us all transfer ahead collectively".

"And so the extent that I do that well, great".

Robin Cooper, an occupational therapist in Fayette County, the state's second-largest public school district, was among the thousands of educators protesting at the Capitol in recent weeks.

"I think he's gotten so much heat that he had to say something", Cooper said. It was nonetheless him defending his phrases.

On Friday, Senate President Robert Stivers said he would hate it if Bevin's comments "marred" his accomplishments. I don't know how we can misunderstand his intent.

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