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Maine Gov. LePage Flips Out On Senator: He ‘Gives It’ To Constituents ‘Without Providing Vaseline’

Maine Governor Paul LePage, no stranger to the controversial remark, had some words for Democratic State Senator Troy Jackson, of Allagash, whom he is battling over the state’s budget.

“Senator Jackson claims to be for the people but he’s the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline,” LePage told Portland station WMTW.

After his comment, LePage began to walk away, screamed, “Dammit,” and returned to the camera to try to walk it back. “That comment is not politically correct, but we’ve got to understand who this man is,” he said. “This man is a bad person. He doesn’t only have no brains, he has a black heart.”

Jackson and LePage are dueling in part over Medicaid expansion. LePage, a Republican in an otherwise blue state, had earlier vetoed a budget containing the plan, which would have expanded Medicaid to 70,000 Maine residents. On Tuesday, Democrats in the Maine legislature fell one vote short of overriding LaPage’s veto.

“They are smoking the Maine people,” LePage said of Maine’s legislature, “and the Maine people are buying it.”

Watch the interview here:

[h/t WMTW]


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