Kentucky Gov. Bevin apologizes for child sex abuse remarks
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for saying children were sexually abused because they were left home alone while teachers rallied to ask lawmakers to override his vetoes.
The Republican issued his apology in a nearly four-minute video posted online, saying that “it is not my intent to hurt anybody in this process, but to help us all move forward together.”
On Friday, Bevin’s explosive comments were part of his statement criticizing teachers for leaving work to protest at the Capitol. More than 30 school districts closed Friday. Bevin’s comments came shortly after Republican lawmakers voted to override his vetoes of an operating budget that included increased spending for public education with the help of a tax increase.
The GOP-led Kentucky House condemned Bevin’s comments.