PORTLAND, Maine — Republican Gov. Paul LePage has unleashed an pornographic harangue on a Democratic legislator, withdrawal him a voicemail summary that pronounced “I am after you” and revelation reporters he wished it were 1825 so he could plea a lawmaker to a duel and indicate a gun between his eyes.
LePage pronounced in a Thursday morning voicemail that he wanted to speak with Rep. Drew Gattine of Westbrook about a authority job him a racist. Gattine has denied job LePage a racist.
“I wish we to infer that I’m a racist,” LePage said, adding that he had spent his life assisting black people and job Gattine a coarse name associated to verbal sex. “I wish we to record this and make it open given we am after you.”
LePage, who’s white, was indicted of creation racially unresponsive comments Wednesday during a city gymnasium in North Berwick, where he pronounced photos he’s collected in a folder of drug dealers arrested in a state showed that 90 percent of them “are black and Hispanic people from Waterbury, Connecticut; a Bronx; and Brooklyn.”
House and Senate Democrats and a Maine Democratic Party on Friday questioned LePage’s ability to lead. LePage’s bureau didn’t immediately comment.
After withdrawal a voicemail, LePage after invited reporters to a governor’s mansion, where he reliable that he had left a summary and pronounced he wished he and Gattine could face off in a duel.
“When a snot-nosed small man from Westbrook calls me a racist, now I’d like him to come adult here because, tell we right now, we wish it were 1825,” LePage said, according to a Portland Press Herald. “And we would have a duel, that’s how indignant we am, and we would not put my gun in a air, we pledge you, we would not be (Alexander) Hamilton. we would indicate it right between his eyes given he is a snot-nosed small mongrel and he has not finished a damn thing given he’s been in this Legislature to assistance pierce a state forward.”
Police in Westbrook pronounced Friday that they had perceived a citizen censure about a voicemail. A military central pronounced a censure came from someone who didn’t live in a city. It’s misleading if there will be an investigation.
Gattine, who is using for re-election, has clashed with a administrator on how to residence gratification reform, drug obsession and eligibility for developmental disabilities programs.
Gattine pronounced he wasn’t endangered about his safety, yet he called a voicemail a daze and a latest of LePage’s personal vendettas opposite lawmakers. Gattine common a voicemail’s audio with a Press Herald.
“The fact is he sits around fantasizing about carrying duels with legislators or obsessing over a competition of people who are arrested for crimes,” Gattine said.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree pronounced in a matter that it’s “embarrassing” that LePage is contributing to a “steady detriment of politeness in politics.”
LePage, in his second tenure as governor, has a story of sketch courtesy for his blunt remarks. In January, Paul LePage pronounced drug dealers with names like “D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” are removing Maine’s white girls pregnant. He after apologized, observant he meant to contend “Maine women” and not “white women.”
LePage has compared his character to that of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, whom he supports, yet he recently pronounced Trump was his third choice for boss after Chris Christie and Jeb Bush.
“I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular, so we consider we should support him given we’re one of a same cloth,” he told radio uncover horde Howie Carr in February.
LePage this week called a father of a passed Muslim U.S. Army captain a “con artist” for criticizing Trump. LePage’s daughter Lauren LePage has been hired by Trump and clamp presidential claimant Mike Pence to work as a state’s coalitions director.
This story has been corrected to uncover that LePage pronounced he wished it were 1825, not 1812.
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