Andy Beshear is an anomaly in the state of Kentucky. In 2016, Donald Trump easily won the state, defeating Hillary Clinton by over 30%.
But in 2019, incumbent Republican governor Matt Bevin had become one of the most unpopular lawmakers in the country. And shocking was that Beshear beat Bevin by a narrow margin in the November race.
And the Democrat has set himself the goal of governing like a liberal in the deep south and setting an example unseen in Washington. Unlike Donald Trump, Beshear will quarantine himself after an employee has a positive COVID-19 case.
The Kentucky governor made the announcement via a video submitted on his social media accounts. He told the audience:
“The Beshear family has been committed to setting an example since the beginning of COVID-19. Of all the things we Kentuckians ask to do. One of them is to answer the call. If so, you're calling Contact Tracer because someone in your area tested positive. And ask them to do different things, including quarantine. Well, yesterday we got that call. One of those in my security detail got a positive test last night. "
Governor, family potentially exposed to a person with COVID-19; committed to setting an example by following state, federal quarantine guidelines. Read more: https://t.co/LvfuEFrWsZ and view a message from Gov. Beshear: pic.twitter.com/1Tr8JWG8SB
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) October 11, 2020
These measures are very different from those of Donald Trump. Not only was Trump around people infected with the virus, he himself suffered from COVID-19. There is still no answer as to when Trump got his first positive test as his doctors have been less than honest with the American public.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics and spends time with his family on the waterfront.