Kentucky governor apologizes after comments on teacher protests

Gov. Bevin indirectly addresses sexual assault comments in video message

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin: Comments linking sexual assault with teacher protests were misunderstood

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".

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

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. The budget included increased spending for public education with the help of an accompanying tax increase.

In an interview with a WDRB-TV television reporter on Friday, the Republican governor said he could guarantee that somewhere in Kentucky a child was sexually assaulted after being left home with no supervision because of the walkout.

"I'm sorry for those of you, every single one of you, that has been hurt by things that I've said".

Although the teachers succeeded in protecting pensions for current workers and pressuring legislators into overriding Bevin's veto, Kentucky teachers could still face problems in the future.

Rly athletes win 10 out of 26 golds
We got that wrong", Mr Beattie admitted on Twitter . "It's our best ever overseas games, we're very, very happy". A view of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony at Carrara Stadium.

Those comments sparked backlash and responses from the Kentucky Attorney General, The Senate and House Democratic Caucuses, GOP Senator Damon Thayer, and KEA President Stephanie Winkler.

"And so the extent that I try this effectively, nice".

He also thanked supporters "who understood" his comments on the protests that forced the closure of more than 30 school districts in his state. Cooper voted for Bevin in 2015 and vowed Saturday not to do it again.

"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.

"I apologize for those who have been hurt by the things that were said". It was nonetheless him defending his phrases. I don't know how we can misunderstand his intent. "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".

Latest News