Gov LePage Thinks John Lewis Should ‘Thank’ White People For Civil Rights Equality


Paul LePage is back, baby!

It’s been far too long since we’ve last gotten to write about the embattled Maine Republican Governor who puts his foot in his mouth so often that he could floss with his own shoe laces. He once suggested that Donald Trumpshow some authoritarian power” (though later claimed he used the wrong word), casually asserted that an adversary was a “socialist cocksucker,” in a wild voicemail, and alleged that drug dealers by the names D-Money, Smoothie, and Shifty come into Maine for their nefarious activities.

And now, LePage is adding to his collection of best hits by taking on Democratic Georgia Congressman John Lewis, who announced last week that he thinks Trump’s presidency is “illegitimate” and that he would not attend the Inauguration.

During a radio interview with WVOM-FM, LePage asked the Civil Rights leader Lewis to reconsider who really deserves the credit for the successes of racial equality. “I will just say this: John Lewis ought to look at history,” LePage said.

He promptly continued, “It was Abraham Lincoln who freed the slaves, it was Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant who fought against Jim Crow laws. A simple thank you would suffice.”

The comments were made on the George Hale and Ric Tyler Show.

In the same interview, LePage alleged that Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine — who also announced she would not attend the Swearing-In ceremony this week — should “resign” her position as a result. Listen above via WVOM-FM.

This is an opinion piece. The views expressed in this article are those of just the author.

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