Bevin apologizes, seeks to clarify comments about teacher protests from Friday

04/15/2018 02:41 PM

Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, took to social media again on Sunday, this time seeking to clarify his comments from Friday where he alleged that children in Kentucky were sexually assaulted during the teacher protests on Friday which closed dozens of school districts across Kentucky.

In the nearly 4 minute long video posted to his Twitter account on Sunday, Bevin said he realizes he “hurt a lot of people.” Bevin said he apologized to those that were hurt by the things that he said on Friday, and added the responsibility for his words falls on him.

Speaking to several media outlets on Friday, Bevin kids were assaulted in Kentucky because teachers were not in their classrooms.

“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. “I guarantee you somewhere today, a child was physically harmed or ingested poison because they were left alone because a single parent didn’t have any money to take care of them.”

Bevin’s comments quickly drew ire from across the nation, and his comments were publicly rebuked by multiple Republicans and Democrats on the final day of the legislative session on Saturday.

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