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Governor Beshear responds to audio recording said to be from Mongiardo

By: Mark Kennedy Email
By: Mark Kennedy Email

Governor Beshear weighed in Tuesday on an audio recording, said to be from Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo.

"I got a little chuckle out of it, in a sense," Beshear said. "I haven't seen it, but everybody who has told me about it tells me it's taped together and doctored, and you know you see this now in politics."

There is profanity and harsh criticism for Beshear on the recording, which was posted to Youtube. It is supposedly Mongiardo, but no one is claiming responsibility or saying where it came from.

"I am this close to saying (bleep) it all. I don't need this job....I don't need the US Senate, said Mongiardo on the recording.

In the 53 second audio recording posted to Youtube, Mongiardo makes a number of comments lashing out at Governor Steve Beshear.

"The only difference between Fletcher(former governor Ernie Fletcher) and Beshear is Beshear hasn't had the blow up, but it's coming."

"i think he'll go down in history if he makes it through as the worst."

Mongiardo's spokesperson told 27NEWSFIRST Monday night "We're not getting into anonymously edited audio tape posted on the internet. Where do you draw the line?"

But, Kim Geveden would not go into detail as to when and where these things were said or if it was Mongiardo's voice.

In the Youtube posting, Mongiardo continues to attack the governor.

"He is screwing me every way possible. What do I get out of it. We finally begged him to show up for one in N. Kentucky. He is not going to lift a finger, he is not going to do a damn thing, he is just going to show up and his name is going to be.....listen there is no love."

A couple of days after this posting, another appeared on Youtube of Governor Beshear endorsing Mongiardo and Beshear's spokesperson echoed that statement Monday that he continues to strongly support Mongiardo for Senate.

Beshear said he and Mongiardo talked Tuesday morning.

"We're determined not to allow political shenanigans drive a wedge between us, because there's too many important things out there," Beshear said. "I remember when I ran for governor, they photo shopped my face onto someone else's body, and unfortunately, that's just the name of the political game right now."

Beshear and Mongiardo are scheduled to appear at an event together Wednesday in Lexington.


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