Tongues are wagging over some comments Maine GOP Gov. Paul LePage made at a townhall meeting last night:
Paul LePage blames Maine's heroin problem on men named "D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty." https://t.co/GPr2PeVfdd pic.twitter.com/hqBhkGuzl4
— Kevin Robillard (@PoliticoKevin) January 7, 2016
Here’s what LePage’s communications director had to say about that:
Peter Steele, the governor’s communication director, said in a written statement Thursday night that LePage’s remarks were not about race, but about the emotional toll drugs have on children.
“The governor is not making comments about race. Race is irrelevant,” Steele said. “What is relevant is the cost to state taxpayers for welfare and the emotional costs for these kids who are born as a result of involvement with drug traffickers. His heart goes out to these kids because he had a difficult childhood, too. We need to stop the drug traffickers from coming into our state.”
Let’s just say we don’t envy Peter Steele right now. He’s definitely got his work cut out for him.
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) January 7, 2016
I am speechless! https://t.co/eIU9sWKgHg
— granni (@granisnark12) January 8, 2016
@thehill Keep it classy, LePage. Keep it classy.
— AG Maxwell (@AdamG1984) January 8, 2016
@Governor_LePage bro are you racist? Yes or no?
— jon hill (@JGClutch07) January 8, 2016
Incredibly offensive rhetoric from this governor in the Pine Tree state. Uncalled for and unnecessary. https://t.co/LB7mFfmcIa #mepolitics
— Miles Halpine (@MilesHalpine) January 8, 2016
Not lookin' good for ol' @Governor_LePage.https://t.co/3WULkaoU7Y
— Robert McNees (@mcnees) January 7, 2016
Oof. Not a lot of wiggle room here for @Governor_LePage. pic.twitter.com/KMz6k47Eya
— Robert McNees (@mcnees) January 8, 2016
Guess we’d better stay tuned to see how this pans out.
I hope story will be updated w/ comment from D-Money, Smoothie & Shifty. https://t.co/iJB9e9HlN8 pic.twitter.com/kpfzmAztEW
— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) January 7, 2016
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