Kentucky governor says America is 'getting soft' after schools cancel classes due to cold temperatures

The Governor of Kentucky is walking back comments he made about cold weather and students in his state. 

Republican Matt Bevin was talking to WHAS Radio when he began to target some districts for canceling classes because of the falling temperatures. 

“There’s no ice going with it, or any snow. I mean, what happens to America? We’re getting soft, Terry. We’re getting soft.” 

Later in the interview, he said he was being slightly facetious saying, “better to err on the side of being safe.” 

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The 2019 Teacher of the Year in Kentucky Jessica Duenas was not happy with the governor's comments.

She challenged Bevin to "stand outside for 30 minutes as if you were waiting for the bus, dressed as one of our students would be." 

"Because I guarantee you most of our students are not wearing some fancy Patagonia or North Face jackets,” she added. “How about you give one of our students your jackets, and you stand outside in that cold since you’re being so ‘hard?'”

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