Maine Governor: Over ’90 Percent’ of Drug Dealers are ‘Black and Hispanic’
Eternally 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.
This was the comment made by LePage tonight about a collection of pictures he says he has of drug dealers in Maine. pic.twitter.com/AusJXSN0i2
— Morgan Sturdivant (@MSturdivantWMTW) August 25, 2016
“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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