State Senator Says Censure May Be In Order For Governor
A Maine state senator says legislative leaders are considering whether to hold a special session to censure the governor following recent controversial remarks.
Republican Sen. Amy Volk told her constituents in a Facebook post Sunday that she shares their "deep concerns" regarding Gov. Paul LePage's behavior.
During a town hall meeting Aug. 24 in North Berwick, the Republican governor said he keeps a three-ringed binder of photos from drug busts, and that 90 percent of the suspects are black or Hispanic.
The following day, LePage left an obscenity-laced phone message for a Democratic state representative, who the governor says called him a racist. LePage later told reporters that he wished he could point a gun between the legislator's eyes.
Volk says "things definitely appear to be out of control."