Paul LePage is going to have a tough time getting out of this one!
Speaking at an event this week, Maine’s loudmouth Governor made the baseless claim that the local white girls were in danger from shady out of state drug dealers.
“These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty … these types of guys … they come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, they go back home,” LePage told the crowd according to the Portland Press Herald.
“Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we have to deal with down the road.”
To many observers, this sounds like race baiting. It’s hard to believe guys like “D-Money” and “Smoothie” are Republicans in the LePage crew.
What’s worse, Maine is the whitest state in America.
LePage allies are trying to deal with the backlash by arguing that the statements are simply about protecting the children.
But considering LePage’s past (he infamously told the boss of the NAACP to “Kiss My Butt”), many people aren’t buying it. The story has extended far beyond the Pine Tree State and is now getting national pickup.
With divisive statements like these, it’s no wonder Mainers have been starting to call for LePage’s impeachment over the last few months.
What an embarrassment to the good people of Maine!