10 Days, 10 Ways Matt Bevin Lied To KY: Early Childhood Education
Posted October 21, 2015
10 Days, 10 Ways Matt Bevin Lied To Kentucky: Early Childhood Education
FRANKFORT, KY -- Matt Bevin has spent his campaign proving exactly why Republicans called him an 'East Coast Con Man' and a 'Pathological Liar.' That's why each day for the next 10 days, the Kentucky Democratic Party will highlight the top 10 reasons why Kentuckians cannot trust Bevin to be governor.
Today's reason: Bevin lied about his opposition to early childhood education.
"Matt Bevin has spent his campaign lying to Kentuckians and proving why even Republicans called him the 'East Coast Con Man,'" said David Bergstein of the Kentucky Democratic Party. "Bevin said that early childhood education programs 'serve no purpose,' and his Lt. Governor candidate stated the issue 'wasn't even on our radar,' but now Bevin is lying about what he said -- just like he lies about everything else. It's all just more proof why Kentuckians do not trust a 'Pathological Liar' like Bevin to be governor."
See for yourself:
Courier-Journal: "Matt Bevin’s administration would consider doing away with early childhood education programs." "Republican Jenean Hampton suggested that her and Matt Bevin’s administration would consider doing away with early childhood education programs...Early childhood education is a familiar theme for the campaigns, ever since Bevin said during a GOP primary debate in May that the federal Head Start program 'serves no purpose' after a child reaches age nine." [Courier-Journal, 10/19/15]
Lexington Herald-Leader: Bevin "Flip-Flopping On Major Issues To A Dizzying Degree." "Bevin's campaign has been at war with itself on messaging, flip-flopping on major issues to a dizzying degree. The latest example came Monday night during KET's lieutenant governor debate when Jenean Hampton, Bevin's running mate, said early childhood education was a 'non-issue' that 'wasn't even on our radar.' [...] Contrast that with what Bevin said about the issue in July, when he was criticizing The Courier-Journal for reporting that Bevin said during KET's Republican primary debate that after third grade, early childhood education 'serves no purpose.'" [Lexington Herald-Leader, 10/21/15]
VIDEO: Bevin Said Early Childhood Education Programs "Serve No Purpose." [KET, 5/11/15]
Huffington Post: Lt. Gov. Candidate Suggests Head Start Is Used To Indoctrinate Kids. "The Republican Party's nominee for lieutenant governor in Kentucky, Jenean Hampton, suggested on Tuesday that the federal Head Start program for children from low-income families is a means of indoctrination 'used to get the kids at an even earlier age.'" [Huffington Post, 9/24/15]