"I'm sorry for those of you, every single one of you, that has been hurt by things that I've said".
"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", Bevin declared, in comments posted on Twitter by reporter Marcus Green.
Some educators on social media said they would wear black on Monday as a show of solidarity against what they viewed as Gov. Matt Bevin's negative comments about teachers.
Bevin apologized several times in Sunday's video and said many people misunderstood and "did not fully appreciate" his earlier statement.
At least 39 school districts in Kentucky had shut down on Friday as teachers traveled to the Capitol asking legislators to override Bevin's veto of state budget and tax reform bills.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin apologised on Sunday for saying last week that a teacher walkout that shut schools in numerous state's districts led to children being sexually assaulted.
The GOP-led Kentucky Home later authorized a pair of resolutions condemning Bevin's feedback.
"For those of you, who understood what I'm saying, thank you".
"And so the extent that I try this effectively, nice".
"I'm offended by the idea that people so cavalierly, and so flippantly, disregarded what's truly best for children", Bevin said. And to the times when I don't do it well, that's on me.
"I thought they were quite disgusting, quite loaded and quite insensitive." said Nicole Finley, a parent from Louisville.
Cooper voted for Bevin in 2015 and vowed Saturday not to do it again. It was nonetheless him defending his phrases.
Home Minority Flooring Chief Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, stated in a press release that whereas Bevin claims there was a misunderstanding, "the folks of Kentucky heard loud and clear what he stated and in the present day's video exhibits he nonetheless doesn't comprehend why so many had been understandably upset". So I don't know, thin skinned I guess? "His insults of teachers over the previous year have been beneath the decorum of any respectable elected official". "If anyone asks me for my advice, I would say that they should come out and make a statement, either clarifying it or being apologetic and getting the statement behind them".