Kentucky governor says teachers’ strike left children vulnerable to sexual assault


(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF CNN)

(I LIVE IN KENTUCKY AND THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT THE PEOPLE OF KENTUCKY HAVE LEARNED ABOUT OUR FIRST TERM GOVERNOR. WE HAVE LEARNED THAT HE WILL SAY ANYTHING TO GET WHAT HE WANTS. WE HAVE LEARNED THAT HE LIES A LOT AND THAT HE DOES NOT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE ‘WORKING CLASS’ PEOPLE AND THAT DOES INCLUDE TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS, HE IS A TRUE ‘TRUMPIAN!)(IF YOU WANT TO BE TOTALLY HONEST ABOUT IT, IT IS GOVERNOR BLEVIN, THROUGH HIS ACTIONS OF LITERALLY ROBBING THE PENSIONS OF ALL KENTUCKY EDUCATORS THAT MADE THEM HAVE A ‘SICK IN’. BLEVIN THROUGH HIS ACTIONS CAUSED THIS WHOLE EVENT: SO CHILDREN BEING LEFT VULNERABLE TO SEXUAL ASSAULT IS TOTALLY THE FAULT OF GOVERNOR BLEVIN AND HIS REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS IN THE CAPITAL. HE/THEY, ROB PEOPLE THEN HE BLAMES THEM BECAUSE THEY DARED COMPLAINS ABOUT HIM ROBING THEM, WHAT AN ASS!)(COMMENTARY IS BY: OLDPOET)

Kentucky governor says teachers’ strike left children vulnerable to sexual assault

(CNN)Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says children were left vulnerable to harm, sexual assault and drugs as a result of public school closures throughout the state Friday to allow teachers and supporters to protest at the state’s Capitol.

“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,” the Republican governor told reporters Friday afternoon, according to CNN affiliate WDRB.
“I guarantee you somewhere today, a child was physically harmed or ingested poison because they were home alone because a single parent didn’t have any money to take care of them.”
Bevin went on to say that “some were introduced to drugs for the first time because they were vulnerable and left alone.”
CNN has reached out to Bevin’s communications director. The governor’s press secretary did not immediately return CNN’s request for comment Saturday morning.
The Kentucky Education Association, which organized Friday’s rally, strongly opposes a bill to overhaul pensions that Gov. Bevin signed this week. Under the bill, new hires will have to enter a cash-balance plan, as opposed to a traditional pension, and teachers will be limited in the number of new sick days they can put toward their retirement.
Members of the teachers union also were critical of Bevin’s vetoes of budget and revenue bills, both of which the union said are crucial to funding public education.
On Friday, Bevin claimed to see people “hanging out” and “taking the day off” as teachers and school personnel gathered at the Capitol in Frankfort.
“I’m offended by the fact that people so cavalierly, and so flippantly, disregarded what’s truly best for children,” he said.
Bevin’s comments received bipartisan backlash in the state.
“There are no words for this other than, I am appalled!” President of the Kentucky Education Association Stephanie Winkler wrote on Twitter.
Republican state Sen. Max Wise, who serves as the chamber’s Education Committee chairman, also had harsh words for Bevin’s remarks.
“The disgusting comments by Gov. Bevin insinuating that a peaceful protest by teachers would lead to sexual assault are reprehensible,” Wise said Friday on Twitter. “I don’t agree with these comments & I find them repulsive.”

4 thoughts on “Kentucky governor says teachers’ strike left children vulnerable to sexual assault

    1. I agree totally. I live in Kentucky, moved here in August of 2015. This Governor has proven himself to be a total ass of a person over and over again. Hopefully in 2020 the people will vote this lying jerk out of Office, at least I hope so.

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    1. I agree with you, this jerk tried to rob the Educators of their pension fund then he gripes because they dared contest his decision. Turns out that the Republican led state Congress (Blevin is a Republican also) over rode his veto on the spending bill that the Congress had passed last week. In over riding his veto it gave back the pension money and is said to give a 5% wage increase to the teachers. The man is simply a habitual liar and an ass hat of a person. Hopefully he will end up being only a one term Governor.

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