Weatherman Al Roker shreds 'nitwit' Kentucky governor for refusing to cancel school during polar vortex
Al Roker appears on MSNBC (screen grab)

Meteorologist Al Roker on Wednesday lashed out at Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) for refusing to cancel school to protect children from a so-called polar vortex that's sweeping most of the nation.


During a radio interview on Tuesday, Bevin complained that children have become "soft" because school is cancelled too often for bad weather conditions.

"There's no ice going with it or any snow," Bevin said. "What happens to America. We're getting soft, Terry, we're getting soft."

On Wednesday, Roker explained the risks of frostbite and hypothermia. And then the famous weatherman tore into Bevin.

"This nitwit governor in Kentucky, saying, 'Oh, we're weak,'" Roker complained on MSNBC. "These are kids who are going to be subzero windchills!"

"No, cancel school!" he added. "Stop it. You know, adults, if they want to be out there -- these are our children. I'm glad you're not a teacher."

Watch the video below from MSNBC.