Matt Bevin Apologizes for Child Sex Abuse Remarks

Matt Bevin Apologizes for Child Sex Abuse Remarks

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin apologized on Sunday for saying a week the teacher walk out that closed colleges in a lot of their nation's districts led to children being sexually attacked.

Teachers in Kentucky, together with in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona, have held Walk Outs or protests demanding more funds for education, for example educators' pensions and wages.

"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.

Republican Governor Matt Bevin issued the four-minute apology video on Sunday, saying that many people misunderstood and "did not fully appreciate" his earlier statement.

"Children were harmed - some physically, some sexually, some were introduced to drugs for the first time - because they were vulnerable and left alone", he said on Friday. He went on to apologize "for those who have been hurt by the things that were said.it was not my intent". Thousands of teachers gathered at the Capitol to ask lawmakers to override the vetoes.

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

"The words that people say can have unintended consequences", Bevin said in the video.

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On Friday, Senate President Robert Stivers said he would hate it if Bevin's comments "marred" his accomplishments. "We weren't confused. You made your views known very well", Carroll tweeted. "He was right, you were wrong but if that hurt your feelings, he's sorry".

Brian Wilkerson, a spokesman for the Democratic House Minority, said the apology was "long overdue" but questioned Bevin's sincerity. "He was cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from kids that would impact every day, and that's what we were in Frankfort to stop", McKim said, according to the Courier-Journal. "But he wasn't backtracking away from the meaning of it".

The GOP-led Kentucky Home later authorized a pair of resolutions condemning Bevin's feedback.

"Governor Bevin claims there was a misunderstanding, but 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", Adkins said in a statement.

"His insults of teachers over the past year have been beneath the decorum of any respectable elected official", Nishimuta wrote in a statement. "Well, that's a coward", said Kentucky state Rep. Regina Huff, a Republican middle school special-education teacher, the Courier-Journal reported.

"There is no rational comment I could make to that", she said.

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