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Kentucky governor says remarks about teacher protest, sexual assault were misunderstood

APTOPIX Teacher Protests Kentucky Kentucky governor says remarks about teacher protest, sexual assault were misunderstood
Melinda Barton | 16 April, 2018, 11:44

Well, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin could use that advice right about now.

Bevin apologized a number of occasions in Sunday's video and stated many individuals misunderstood and "didn't absolutely admire" his earlier assertion.

He also said there was foul language on signs carried by protesting teachers.

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.

Kentucky legislators voted Friday to override Bevin's veto of a state funding which increased training funding by way of a $480 million tax increase.

"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 any money to take care of them".

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".

The GOP-led state House approved a pair of resolutions condemning Bevin's comments Saturday.

Bevin on Sunday in a social media post on Facebook apologized if his comments hurt anyone. More than 30 school districts said they were forced to close because they didn't have enough teachers. Thousands of teachers gathered at the Capitol to ask lawmakers to override the vetoes.

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

Robin Cooper, an occupational therapist in Fayette County, the state's second-largest public faculty district, was among the many 1000's of educators protesting on the Capitol in current weeks.

"I think it's unfortunate that some statements that have been made will overshadow some of the good work that we've done in this session", Osborne said. It was still him defending his words.

House Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, said in a statement that while Bevin claims there was a misunderstanding, "the people of Kentucky heard loud and clear what he said and today's video shows he still does not comprehend why so many were understandably upset". I don't know how we can misunderstand his intent. "His insults of teachers over the past year have been beneath the decorum of any respectable elected official. In order that simply form of makes me offended".