Democrat Andy Beshear became the Governor of Kentucky in November of 2018, defeating Republican incumbent Matt Bevin. It didn’t take long for the former State Attorney General to face his first crisis as Kentucky currently has 163 cases of COVID-19.
And while the governor discussed how the state is combating the pandemic, he has was particularly angry at 1 of those 163 cases. Beshear singled out a young person who had contracted the illness while attending a coronavirus themed keg party.
The governor told reporters, “This is one that makes me mad and it should make you mad.”
Beshear said of the parties like the one where the person contracted COVID-19, “This is the part where I, the person to tell everybody to be calm, have to remain calm myself. Because anyone who goes to something like this may think that they are indestructible, but it’s someone else’s loved one that they are going to hurt.”
The Kentucky lawmaker also offered some advice. “Don’t be so callous as to intentionally go to something and expose yourself to something that could kill other people,” he said. “We ought to be much better than that.”
Watch a video of Beshear’s comments below:
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear: "We have a positive case today from someone who attended a coronavirus party … Anyone who goes to something like this may think they are indestructible, but it is someone else's loved one they are going to hurt." pic.twitter.com/AScKtaN7Sj
— August Takala (@RudyTakala) March 25, 2020