GOV. MATT BEVIN ATTACKED FOR QUOTING THOMAS JEFFERSON & SCRIPTURE
- Democrats are calling for impeachment and apology.
- Bevin is accused of inciting fear and violence.
- The Governor’s comments were made at the Values Voters Summit.
(Washington, D.C.) Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin addressed attendants at the Values Voters Summit on September 10th making it very clear that his message was directed at the younger generation.
“I’m speaking to the young people because it will fall on them”.
Bevin commented on consequences or burdens he foresees if Hillary Clinton becomes president. He began his speech explaining that America is not at a “fork in the road” with this election, but more like already headed in “one direction or the other”. The Governor quoted scripture from 2 Timothy 1 saying in part,
“Don’t have a spirit of timidity, but of what? Of power, of love, of discipline”.
These statements were setting the tone for what stirred up the barrage of criticism and calls for his impeachment. Some even depicting him as foolish and bizarre. Headlines like “Americans will have to die” if Clinton wins spread like wildfire after Governor Bevin closely quoted a letter from Thomas Jefferson written in 1787.
“Do you think it’s possible if Hillary Clinton wins, that we will be able to survive and recover as a nation? I do think it would be possible but at what price? The roots of the tree of liberty are watered by what? The blood of who, the tyrants to be sure, but who else? The patriots”.
The Governor went on to address the audience.
“Whose blood will be shed? It may be that of those in this room”. “I have nine children. It breaks my heart to think that it might be their blood that is needed to redeem something, to reclaim something that we - through our apathy and our indifference - have given away.”
Some reports have quoted Lexington Mayor Jim Gray calling for an apology and accusing Bevin of using religion to incite fear and violence.
TRUNEWS reached out to Governor Bevin, no one was available for comment.