Bevin Criticizes House Lawmakers in Viral Video, Democrats Call Slam Misleading
Kentucky’s Republican Governor Matt Bevin went viral with a video he made Monday in the Kentucky Capitol building, chastising the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives for not working to pass a budget.
Democratic House and state party leaders have called Bevin’s video misleading. Bevin was filmed in the empty House chambers saying House Speaker Greg Stumbo has ignored his call to “get serious” about passing a budget.
“It is 11 o’clock on a Monday. There is nobody in here," Bevin pointed out. "This House – we have less than 19 days left now for this House to be in session together with the Senate and there’s nothing being done.”
House Democrats responded with their own social media posts depicting a busy transportation budget meeting in the Capitol annex.
Kentucky Democratic Party Chair and State Representative Sannie Overly released a statement saying Bevin either, quote “doesn’t know how the process works or he was trying to distort the truth and mislead people."