Kentucky governor apologizes for comments he previously made about teacher protests in his state

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, issued an apology Sunday after he suggested children left home alone during teacher protests could have been exposed to sexual assault or accidental poisoning.
“I apologize for those who have been hurt by the things that were said,” Bevin said in a video statement. “That was not my intent whatsoever.”
It is my responsibility to represent you, not only when I’m speaking to you but also when I’m speaking on your behalf. It is not my intent to hurt anyone…but to help us all move forward. We need each other. We’re in this together. #WeAreKY https://t.co/2MzQaoJGNk
— Governor Matt Bevin (@GovMattBevin) April 15, 2018
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Bevin made the apology one day after the state’s Republican-led House of Representatives resolutions that strongly rebuked his comments.
Bevin’s intial comments were made in the spirit of concern, he said.
Initially, Bevin said: “I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today a child was

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