Matt Bevin (R) apologized Sunday for suggesting statewide teacher protests exposed children to sexual assault or poison at home.
On Friday, when thousands of teachers were protesting at the state Capitol, Stamper tweeted: "Heavy on my heart this morning are the children who've been left at home by themselves because their working parents can't afford the extra childcare expense due to school being cancelled".
"Children were harmed - some physically, some sexually, some were introduced to drugs for the first time - because they were vulnerable and left alone", he said on Friday.
"I'm offended by the idea that people so cavalierly, and so flippantly, disregarded what's truly best for children", Bevin said.
Following widespread outrage over those remarks, Bevin has issued an apology, stating it wasn't his intent to hurt anyone.
In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, Bevin backtracked and apologized for the "unintended consequences" of his words. Bevin stressed that it wasn't his intent to hurt anyone.
"They are all going to get calls from me saying you asked and I delivered", he said. "I know a tremendous amount of people didn't fully appreciate what I was communicating".More news: COPD now afflicts more women than men in US
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Amid backlash from state lawmakers and teacher groups, Bevin said his comments were misunderstood by some but were damaging to others.
Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner announced his resignation as Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet today to accept an appointment as a member of the Kentucky Board of Education.
Bevin's comments on Friday had led House lawmakers from both parties to pass resolutions condemning the remarks.
She is involved in many community and education organizations and has a background in homeschooling, private schools, and public schools, a news release said.
Comments from Governor Matt Bevin Friday created a new movement among teachers in Kentucky.
The surge of activism is enough to cast doubts on whether Republicans can keep control of the state House of Representatives in the fall and whether Bevin, an ally of the Trump administration, could survive a re-election campaign in 2019.
"Governor Bevin claims there was a misunderstanding, but the people of Kentucky heard loud and clear what he said and today's video shows he still does not comprehend why so many were understandably upset", Adkins said in a statement. "There is no rational comment I could make to that", Winkler said, the Courier-Journal reported. "The teachers and public employees he has insulted over the past year deserve much more than this".