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Statement from Governor Bevin’s Office Regarding Attorney General’s Frivolous Political Lawsuits

Statement from Governor Bevin’s Office Regarding Attorney General’s Frivolous Political Lawsuits

Bill Stephens

June 23rd, 2016

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 22, 2016) – The following is a statement from Communications Director Jessica Ditto:

“Six short months ago, Attorney General, Andy Beshear, personally selected as his top law enforcement deputy a lawyer who recently pled guilty to federal bribery charges. Since then, Attorney General Beshear has attempted to change the subject by filing frivolous lawsuits and traveling around the state handing out fake checks for funds he had no role in securing.

“His filings today are, once again, purely political in nature.  Sadly, this court room circus act is what the people of Kentucky have come to expect from him. It is more than a little hypocritical, however, considering that Attorney General Andy Beshear’s own father relied on the exact same statutory authority to reorganize similar organizations in state government more than 100 times in eight years. Governor Bevin’s executive orders stand on solid legal ground.

“Governor Bevin will continue to do the job he was elected to do. Attorney General Beshear’s frivolous political lawsuits will not deter the Bevin Administration from working to fix Kentucky’s economy, protect the pensions of teachers and state workers, and clean up the mess and corruption left behind by the previous administration.”

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