Kentucky gov. says "I guarantee" child was sexually assaulted during teacher protests

Teachers, parents disgusted with Bevin's sexual assault comments

Gov. Bevin indirectly addresses sexual assault comments in video message

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.

"I apologize for those who have been hurt by the things that were said", Bevin said in a video statement.

Bevin's remarks came after dozens of Kentucky school districts canceled classes on Friday as teachers called out of work to attend demonstrations demanding increased education funding. 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. I appreciate that you do.

Mary Nishimuta, executive director of the Kentucky Democratic Party, called the comments "inappropriate and perverse".

Governor Bevin voiced his frustrations for what he believes is a disregard for what is best for children.

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

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. Our prevention training efforts have reached more than 3,000 Kentuckians. "If we want to create a world without child abuse, we can not tolerate the governor's comments".

Sunday afternoon, Bevin posted a video on his Facebook page explaining the comments. "Governor Bevin is on the wrong side of history, and as his latest outburst shows, he's also on the wrong side of simple decency".

To the extent that I have a responsibility to you, and I do, to make sure that we get this right, I take that very seriously, to every teacher, but also to every other worker as well: our state police, our highway workers, the social workers, the men and women who go in and out of office and in and out of, sometimes risky situations day in and day out, thank you for what you do.

Bevin said of the protesters: "Children were harmed - some physically, some sexually, some were introduced to drugs for the first time - because they were vulnerable and left alone". Time and time again we hear this demeaning rhetoric spewed, attacking our public educators and public employees. "His insults of teachers over the past year have been beneath the decorum of any respectable elected official".

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