Matt Bevin is the new Kentucky GOP Governor…..
His comments reported yesterday was that Teacher protests had resulted in sexual assaults and posion came out of nowhere and seemed to be aimed at tainting teachers actions to express their free sppech rights….
Today….Afater people understanding EXACATLY what Bevin was trying do?
He has apoligized for HIS comments…
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) apologized Sunday for suggesting statewide teacher protests exposed children to sexual assault or poison at home.
“I apologize for those who have been hurt by the things that were said,” Bevin said in a video statement. “That was not my intent whatsoever.”…
Bevin said his comments came from a place of concern over “unintended consequences” following the teacher protests.
“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. “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.”
On Sunday, Bevin said many people misunderstood his comments.
“Clearly a tremendous number of people did not fully appreciate what it was that I was communicating or what it was that I was trying to say,” Bevin said.
Bevin said he takes responsibility for not making his statement clear enough to understand.
“Many people have been confused or hurt or just misunderstand what it was that I was trying to communicate,” Bevin said…..