VIDEO: On Head Start, Bevin Said "Regimes" Trying To Get Minds of Children
Posted September 28, 2015
VIDEO: On Head Start, Matt Bevin Said
"Regimes" Trying To Get Minds of Children
FRANKFORT, KY -- On the heels of Republican Lt. Governor candidate Jenean Hampton's statement that Head Start is used for "indoctrination," today the Kentucky Democratic Party is releasing never before seen video of Matt Bevin disparaging the program in similar terms during his 2014 campaign, stating that "regimes" have tried to get the minds of children.
Bevin: "And the fact that now as part of this latest Ryan-Murray budget deal, a vast swath of money being applied toward expanding the Head Start program. Expanding it down to now include 4 year olds. You look throughout history, and I'll tell you if I name the particular regimes that I'm talking about that it will get all snipped out and they'll make negative ads about how I'm comparing people to whatever. But you look at these various regimes throughout history and what is it that they've always said? Give me the children. Give me the minds of the children. That's what they've always said. And it's true. Because I'll tell you, it's not coincidental or accidental that you have them now trying to get four year olds." [Bevin at Reno's Steakhouse, 1/31/14]
Previously during this campaign, Bevin stated that early childhood education programs like Head Start "serves no purpose."
From David Bergstein of the Kentucky Democratic Party: "These comments from 'East Coast Con Man' Matt Bevin demonstrate an unhinged, delusional level of dishonesty about Head Start -- but unfortunately they are completely in line with Bevin's recent statements disparaging early childhood education programs. It's just the latest example proving why even Republicans called Bevin a 'Pathological Liar,' and that Kentuckians cannot trust Bevin to serve as our governor."