Senate President Robert Stivers responds to Governor Beshear’s comments

Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 10:32 AM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers made remarks about the recent Special Session on Friday.

He responded to comments made by Governor Andy Beshear following the conclusion of the session.

“So he says we punted?” said Stivers. “I will give you a sports analogy, he was running out the clock, he was more interested in litigating court his power than talking to the legislature about possible solutions.”

State lawmakers gave control of mask mandates to the school systems, and stopped any more statewide mask mandates. Stivers said the legislature acted on what the Supreme Court agreed with, adds but he thinks everyone should get vaccinated because it is a health issue and not a political issue.

Most schools chose to keep mask mandates.

Stivers said he believes Gov. Beshear was more interested in litigating in court than in working with the legislature.

“Listen I have been willing to make the hard calls and people have seen it,” said Beshear. “And it’s because I care about people. Even people that show up at my house and yell at me, and show up with signs”

Stivers added that he thinks the state’s health department needs to do more with monoclonal antibody treatment.

You can watch the video below.

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