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Sun Jan 20, 2019, 07:29 AM

Bevin, like Trump, harms democracy by tearing down institutions

Gov. Matt Bevin’s most destructive tendency is his penchant to attack, attack, attack — the truth be damned — whenever anything is said or done with which he disagrees.

Retired Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Daniel Venters called him out for it Thursday in an op-ed column that he submitted to the Courier Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader that eviscerated Bevin.

His problem with the governor is how he has attacked the judiciary in an attempt to erode people’s faith in the third branch of government — all to attain his political goals.

Venters was particularly peeved by the governor's reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that struck down Bevin's unconstitutional effort to reform Kentucky's pension law.

Read more: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/joseph-gerth/2019/01/18/matt-bevin-harms-democracy-attacks-judges-and-media/2616364002/

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