Latest ‘Racist’ Remarks Prompt Maine GOP To Muzzle Gov. Paul LePage

By Nigel Roberts

Maine Gov. Paul LePage‘s racially insensitive remarks and conduct have gone too far—even for his GOP colleagues in the Maine Legislature.

State Republican Senate President Mike Thibodeau and House Minority Leader Ken Fredette said they plan to hold a private meeting with their governor before deciding how to muzzle him, WMTW-TV reports.

Thibodeau urged LePage to take “corrective action” for his “unacceptable” conduct to prevent a possible censure, according to the news outlet.

At a recent town hall meeting, the governor said he kept a three-ring binder with pictures of illegal drug dealers who travel to Maine:

“I don’t ask them to come to Maine to sell their poison but they come. And I will tell you, that 90-plus percent of those pictures in my book … are Black and Hispanic people from Waterbury, Connecticut; the Bronx; and Brooklyn.”

LePage dug a deeper hole when he defended his first comments by describing his state’s drug problem in terms of war:

“A bad guy is a bad guy. I don’t care what color he is. When you go to war, if you know the enemy, the enemy dresses in red and you dress in blue, you shoot at red. … You shoot at the enemy. …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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