Maine Governor: Over ’90 Percent’ of Drug Dealers are ‘Black and Hispanic’

PicMonkey-Collage-LePageEternally controversial Republican Maine Governor Paul LePage once again made a comment that critics are blasting as insensitive and derogatory towards people of color.

LePage drew outrage earlier this year after complaining that drug dealers in Maine had names like “D-Money” and impregnate white girls:

“These aren’t the people who take drugs. These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty. These type of guys. They come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we’ve got to deal with down the road.”

When asked about those comments in a town hall Wednesday night, LePage doubled down. He insisted that he kept a binder with the picture of every drug dealer in Maine, and nearly all were minorities.

“I don’t ask them to come to Maine to sell their poison, but they come. And I will tell you, that 90-plus percent of those pictures in my book — and it’s a three-ring binder — are black and Hispanic people from Waterbury, Connecticut, the Bronx, and Brooklyn,” he insisted.

Watch above, via WMTM.

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