"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".
At a video statement on Sunday, Bevin stated: & "I'm sorry each of youpersonally, that has been hurt by things I't explained. Let's work together, we need to work together", he said.
In a almost 4-minute video posted Sunday, Bevin didn't apologize for what he'd said, however - only that he took responsibility for not being clearer.
Acting-House Speaker David Osborne said he didn't understand why Bevin made the statement because he didn't hear of any problems that arose from the protests.
Bevin appeared to attributed the negative response to his comments to a misunderstanding saying the way people interpreted them or the way he said them lead also to unintended consequences.
Although the teachers succeeded in protecting pensions for current workers and pressuring legislators into overriding Bevin's veto, Kentucky teachers could still face problems in the future.
Kentucky's Republican-majority home of Representatives passed a bipartisan resolution on Saturday criticizing the Senate'therefore feedback, and also the Republican state Senate president mentioned Bevin should apologize, based on community press. The Office of the Attorney General fights every day to protect our children and has arrested a record number of predators and human traffickers.
There were at least 44 school districts that closed because teachers called in sick to attend the rally. "If we want to create a world without child abuse, we can not tolerate the governor's comments".
Kentucky's governor is facing backlash after he claimed that widespread school closures spurred by teacher demonstrations led to unattended children being sexually assaulted, poisoned and exposed to drugs.
"His insults of teachers over the past year have been beneath the decorum of any respectable elected official", Nishimuta wrote in a statement.
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, a Democrat and Bevin foe, called the governor's comments "morally reprehensible". This rhetoric has crossed a line.