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Gov. Beshear Delays State of the Commonwealth Address After Chaos at Capitol

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has delayed his State of the Commonwealth/Budget Address due to the unfolding events at the United State Capitol.

Posted: Jan 6, 2021 4:29 PM
Updated: Jan 6, 2021 4:34 PM

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear on Wednesday announced the delay of his State of the Commonwealth, which was originally scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CST.

The Kentucky governor said the decision to delay his State of the Commonwealth/Budget Address was made jointly by himself, the Senate President, and the Speaker of the House.

Gov. Beshear released the following statement:

“Based on the events at our nation’s Capitol, the Senate President, Speaker of the House and I have jointly agreed to delay the joint session for the State of the Commonwealth and the Budget address to 7 p.m. (EST) tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 7. We all recognize the gravity of this situation.”

Watch: President Trump Releases Video Statement on Unrest at U.S. Capitol

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb also commented on Wednesday events, calling them "saddening and sickening," deeply condemning the violence at the U.S. Capitol. In Illinois, Governor JB Pritzker said he was "disgusted," accusing President Trump of inciting "a violent coup attempt."

You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full statement on the unfolding events at the United State Capitol here.

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