He’s totally racist.
Maine Governor and big-time Donald Trump supporter, Paul LePage, wants you to know he isn’t a racist, although he is. Earlier this week, he drew fire after claiming 90 percent of the drug dealers arrested in Maine are “black and hispanic.” When asked to clarify his comments he doubled down on them saying, “Let me tell you something: Black people come up the highway and they kill Mainers. You ought to look into that!” But if you call LePage a racist, he won’t stand for it. Democratic State Representative Drew Gattine allegedly did just that and LePage responded by calling him a homophobic slur.
Mr. Grattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage. I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you cocksucker. I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I’m a racist. I’ve spent my life helping black people and you little son of a bitch, socialist cocksucker. You… I need you to… Just friggin’. I want you to record this and make it public because I am after you. Thank you.
LePage didn’t stop by leaving Gattine a homophobic voicemail, he told a reporter he’d like to shoot him in an old-fashioned duel. “I wish it were 1825 and we would have a duel,” he told the Portland Press Herald. “That’s how angry I am. And I would not put my gun in the air, I guarantee you; I would not be [Alexander] Hamilton. I would point it right between his eyes, because he is a snot-nosed little runt and he has not done a damn thing since he’s been in this legislature to help move the state forward.”
Grew Gattine via Twitter
Although LePage has called him threatening names and wishes he could put a bullet between his eyes, Gattine still taking the high road. “Obviously that message is upsetting, inappropriate, and uncalled for,” Gattine said. “It’s hard to believe it’s from the governor of the state of Maine, but again, we need to stay focused on the drug problem we are facing here in Maine and cannot allow this story to be about the governor’s inappropriate and vulgar behaviors.”