September 2, 2016 •
Maine’s Governor Will Not Resign
Gov. Paul LePage stated he would not be resigning over his alleged racist remarks and profanity-laced voicemail to Rep. Drew Gattine. LePage has publicly apologized to the citizens of Maine and privately to Gattine for his actions.
Democratic members of the Legislature wanted a special session in order to issue an official censure of LePage’s behavior.
On August 29, 2016, Republican legislative leaders responded to the controversy by convening a closed-door meeting with LePage to discuss his future in politics.
Photo of Gov. Paul LePage by MattGagnon on Wikimedia Commons.
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