Push to Impeach Maine Governor Accused of Racism Dies in State House

imageedit_108_3681575037Time to check in with Maine and find out what is going on in the saga of Governor Paul LePage! To review, he cautioned the residents against letting “guys with that are named D-Money, SmoothieShifty” come into the state to traffic heroin and “impregnate a young, white girl.” He got backlash, he was unapologetic, he received support from the guy who founded Louisiana’s chapter of the KKK. All caught up? Great! There’s more! There will keep being more because a recent attempt to impeach this guy failed in the House!

Believe it or not, the questionable statements on young white girls weren’t LePage’s only offense. In fact, the impeachment order cited eight allegations of inappropriate behavior. One of those allegations was that he pressured an education organization into the Democratic Speaker of the House as its president by threatening to block state funding to one of its charter schools.

In spite of all of the alleged bad behavior, even the Democrats of the House were uneasy with the impeachment order. A postponement measure was introduced by House Republican Minority Leader Kenneth Fredette. It passed 96-52.

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