Maine’s Governor Will Not Resign - State and Federal Communications

September 2, 2016  •  

Maine’s Governor Will Not Resign

LePageGov. 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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