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KY Gov. Condemned for Wildly Speculating About Kids Being ‘Sexually Assaulted’ During Teacher Rallies

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin made some pretty shocking remarks yesterday when asked about ongoing teacher rallies.

Teachers in the state came together at the state capitol yesterday for a “day of action” protesting the governor’s veto of a budget bill increasing funding for schools. His veto was overturned by lawmakers.

When Governor Bevin was asked about the rallies, he made some incredibly shocking comments (video above):

“I saw a lot of people hanging out, shoes off… smoking, hanging out, leaving trash around, taking the day off. You know, here’s what’s crazy to me. You know how many hundreds of thousands of children today were left home alone? 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. 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.”

He expressed how appalled he was that people “discarded what’s truly best for children,” claiming that there were people who knew so many children were home and “took advantage of that.”

The governor naturally received a lot of condemnation for wildly speculating about this:

Even the office of the Kentucky Attorney General denounced his “morally reprehensible” remarks:

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