Kentucky House Rebukes Bevin For Saying Teacher Protest Caused Child Abuse

Gov. Bevin indirectly addresses sexual assault comments in video message

Republican Senator Whitney Westerfield thanked the governor saying, "Thank you, for making a public apology, taking responsibility for your words and recognizing the fear and hurt experienced by educators understandably worries about the future". "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".

"But clearly a tremendous number of people did not fully appreciate it what it was that I was communicating", Bevin said in a YouTube video post Sunday afternoon.

Hours after the Republican-led General Assembly voted to override Gov. Bevin's veto of the budget and tax bill, Bevin didn't hold anything back when expressing his feelings about the thousands of teachers filling the state capitol.

Kentucky's Republican-majority House of Representatives passed a bipartisan resolution on Saturday criticizing the governor's comments, and the Republican state Senate president said Bevin should apologise, according to local media.

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.

"It is my accountability to symbolize you, not exclusively after I'm talking to you, however after I'm talking in your behalf in methods which might be clear, which might be understood, that do not harm folks and do not confuse folks", he stated.

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

"Many people have been confused or hurt or just misunderstand what it was that I was trying to communicate", Bevin said in a video posted to his Twitter page. And to the times when I don't do it well, that's on me.

More than 30 school districts were closed, including the two largest school districts, as teachers descended onto the capitol to rally for public funding.

On Sunday, Bevin said many people misunderstood his comments. That's not much of an apology. However, officials from both Erlanger-Elsemere and Bellevue said Bevin's proposed education cuts - not the one-day absence of teachers - would "severely reduce" services that provide forms of childcare before and after school, including kindergarten, preschool and tutoring. It was still him defending his words. "In order that simply form of makes me offended".

In the video, Bevin never explicitly mentioned his comments on sexual assault, instead he referred to what he called "unintended consequences" of schools closing.

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



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