Kentucky governor apologises for saying teacher strike led to sexual assaults

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Kentucky governor apologises for saying teacher strike led to sexual assaults

Speaking with a few reporters after two of his vetoes had been overridden by the House and Senate, Bevin criticized teachers for leaving the classroom to protest at the Capitol, but by Sunday, he had a different message for teacher.

"I guarantee you somewhere today, a child was physically harmed or ingested poison because they were home alone".

The Republican issued his apology in an nearly four-minute video posted on-line, saying "it's not my intent to harm anyone on this course of, however to assist us all transfer ahead collectively".

"I hurt a lot of people".

Many Kentucky teachers wore black Monday in response to Gov. Matt Bevin's comments regarding a teacher rally and school closures Friday.

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

In one of its final acts of 2018, the Kentucky House of Representatives, where Republicans hold 63 of out of 100 seats, approved two resolutions formally condemning Bevin's comments. We need each other.

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Republican Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2017.

As Kentucky teachers declare victory after the Republican-dominated legislature overrode vetoes from the state's GOP governor of a spending plan that included new money for education, the question going forward is whether teachers will be able to sustain their momentum into the fall elections when Republicans will try to defend their super majority. Instead, he trotted out the old I'm sorry you interpreted my words to mean the very thing I said line of excuse.

And after watching the video Sunday, she said, 'Seriously?

Robin Cooper, an occupational therapist in Fayette County, the state's second-largest public school district, was among the thousands of educators protesting at the Capitol in recent weeks. I think he's gotten so much heat that he had to say something. "We were there with the overwhelming support and encouragement of our parents who know that we care about every student in our classes".

Three years ago, Robin Cooper voted for Bevin.

"It's my responsibility to not only represent you not only when I'm speaking to you but when I'm speaking on your behalf in ways that are clear, that are understood, that don't hurt people", he said. "There is no rational comment I could make to that", Winkler said, the Courier-Journal reported.

"The lecturers and public workers he has insulted over the previous 12 months deserve rather more than this".

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