Maine Gov. Under Fire for Calling People of Color “The Enemy”
Lawmakers in the state of Maine are considering holding a special session to censure Republican Governor Paul LePage, who recently described African Americans and Latinos as “the enemy” and suggested they need to be shot.
Gov. Paul LePage: “A bad guy’s a bad guy. I don’t care what color it is. When you go to war, if you know the enemy—the enemy dresses in red, and you dress in blue—you shoot at red. Don’t you? Ken, you’ve been in uniform. You shoot at the enemy. You try to identify the enemy. And the enemy right now, the overwhelming majority of people coming in, are people of color, are people of Hispanic origin.”
Maine Governor Paul LePage is also facing criticism for leaving an obscenity-filled voicemail for a Democratic lawmaker.
Gov. Paul LePage: “Mr. Gattine, this is Governor Paul Richard LePage. I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you [expletive]. And I want to talk to you. You want—I want you to prove that I’m a racist. I’ve spent my life helping black people, and you little son of a [expletive], socialist [expletive], you—I need you to just friggin’—I want you to record this and make it public, because I am after you. Thank you.”
LePage was the second governor to endorse Donald Trump.