Gov. Matt Bevin compares Attorney General Andy Beshear to a cicada

12/12/2016 03:34 PM

HEBRON – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin spread his message of hope for the future of the commonwealth and took a shot at Attorney General Andy Beshear during the Boone County Republicans Christmas Gala this past Friday.

Bevin has been sued by Beshear over several issues including mid-year budget cuts to higher education, abolishing the University of Louisville’s board of trustees and creating an interim board, and joining the Kentucky Retirement Systems lawsuit filed by Thomas Elliott who is challenging Bevin’s move that removed him from the entity’s board.

In his speech to fellow Republicans, Bevin remarked on how one’s word ought to be their bond, but he added that does not mean one should be a door mat, or that they can’t have fun pointing out the short comings on the other side of the aisle.

Watch the clip below for Bevin’s take on trying “to be as statesmen like” as he can, and his take on poking fun at Beshear for being like a cicada.

Bevin also acknowledged that he’s had a number of conversations with President-elect Donald Trump, including weighing in on potential cabinet picks.

On December 1, Trump introduced Vice President-elect Mike Pence at Trump’s “USA Thank You Tour” in Cincinnati.

“I’ve probably sat down with him 5 times now since he’s been running, and I’ve been running and even now, a couple times, once in person and once on the phone, since he’s been elected, “he loves Kentucky, he respects Kentucky, he’s grateful to Kentucky,” Bevin said.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at


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