Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is blaming an unfortunate “audio glitch” for the audible f-bomb that marred a Monday coronavirus briefing.
Video of that briefing has circulated on numerous platforms as many wondered if Justice had, in fact, uttered the word they thought he had. (RELATED: West Virginia Governor Says Democrats Have Made Immigration Issue Personal)
“I encourage all businesses that are allowed to open to do so only if they f**kin’ follow the guidelines to keep West Virginians safe,” Justice seems to say.
A closer look at the same comment:
Did WV Gov. Jim Justice drop an f-bomb in Monday’s press conference or was it just a funny audio glitch? pic.twitter.com/eOWjWZCuBg
— The Recount (@therecount) May 5, 2020
Justice issued a statement as the video circulated on social media, claiming that an “audio glitch” was responsible for the “bad word” that he never would have said.
A statement on today’s news briefing: pic.twitter.com/fKuPrteS35
— Governor Jim Justice (@WVGovernor) May 5, 2020
“Today at our news briefing there was an audio glitch and it sounded like I had said a bad word. A word that I would never say nor have I ever said,” Justice explained. “No possibility in any way, shape, form or fashion.”