Kentucky attorney general hammers GOP Gov. Bevin for stating kids were 'raped' because teachers walked out
Matt Bevin talks to voters (Facebook)

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear (D) took the state's Republican Governor Matt Bevin to the Twitter woodshed Saturday morning for his "morally reprehensible" comments that striking teachers were responsible for students being subjected to sexual abuse because the educators staged a 1-day walkout.


On Friday evening, Bevin, a Tea Party darling attacked the teachers, telling reporters, "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 left alone because a single parent didn’t have any money to take care of them.”

Bevis went on to add, "Children were harmed – some physically, some sexually, some were introduced to drugs for the first time – because they were vulnerable and left alone."

Democrat Beshear shamed the governor in a series of Saturday morning tweets, writing, "Gov. Bevin’s comments last night saying teachers rallying in Frankfort led to children being sexually abused are morally reprehensible and must be condemned by all Kentuckians."

Beshear went on to attack the governor, saying the AG office has made great strides in combating child abuse  in light of the governor's over-the top comments.

You can read the tweets below: