Kentucky Governor Apologizes for Associating Teacher Protests with Child Sexual Assault

Kentucky governor apologizes for saying teachers’ strike left children vulnerable to harm sexual assault and drugs

Following widespread outrage over those remarks, Bevin has issued an apology, stating it wasn't his intent to hurt anyone.

In an interview with an WDRB-TV tv reporter Friday, the governor said he could guarantee that somewhere in Kentucky a young child was sexually attacked after being abandoned with no supervision on account of the walk out.

Some educators on social media said they would wear black on Monday as a show of solidarity against what they viewed as Gov. Matt Bevin's negative comments about teachers.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin released a video Sunday apologizing for his comments to reporters Friday suggesting that Kentucky children were sexually assaulted or poisoned because of teacher protests.

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.

"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.

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"I apologize for those who have been hurt by the things that were said".

FRANKFORT- Hours after Governor Bevin insinuated children were being sexually assaulted due to the thousands of teachers protesting at the Capitol, parents and teachers say they are disgusted by his comments.

"And so the extent that I try this effectively, nice". And to the times when I don't do it well, that's on me. He added, "I know a tremendous amount of people didn't fully appreciate what I was communicating".

More than 30 school districts were closed, including the two largest school districts, as teachers descended onto the capitol to rally for public funding. It was nonetheless him defending his phrases.

The Boone County Education Association in a message on its Facebook page Sunday said as part of an effort called #blackout Bevin, they supported a Black Out for Solidarity on Monday. Everyone heard his words. I do not understand how we will misunderstand his intent. "If anyone asks me for my advice, I would say that they should come out and make a statement, either clarifying it or being apologetic and getting the statement behind them". "His insults of teachers over the past year have been beneath the decorum of any respectable elected official".

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