Politicians Respond to Bevin's Remarks on Teacher Protests

Apr 16, 2018

Allison Lundergan Grimes
Credit Ky.gov

  Kentucky politicians have mixed reactions to a video Gov. Matt Bevin posted on Sunday. Bevin’s video was a response to the outcry over his comments claiming children were sexually abused and introduced to drugs because teachers were protesting at the Capitol. 

In a nearly  4-minute video, Bevin apologized to those who  “couldn’t fully appreciate” what he was communicating and said he was sorry for any confusion and hurt. Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said on Facebook that Bevin’s apology translated to “I meant what I said, could have said it better. Sorry not sorry.”

Republican State Senator Whitney Westerfield on Twitter thanked Bevin for his apology and for taking responsibility for his words. Republican State Representative Kenny Imes said Bevin’s earlier comments were QUOTE “out of line” but has accepted his apology.

Teachers across the state are dressed in black today Monday in solidarity against Bevin’s remarks.