Maine GOP, Democrats de­bate what to do about LePage tirade

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD -

AU­GUSTA, Maine — Maine leg­isla­tive lead­ers met Thurs­day to dis­cuss Repub­li­can Gov. Paul LePage’s ob­scene t i rade against a Demo­cratic leg­is­la­tor but re­main at odds over what to do about it.

Wor­ries about the statewide Novem­ber elec­tion, the fu­ture of LePage’s re­form agenda and what the state con­sti­tu­tion has to say about pos­si­ble pun­ish­ments for LePage make it un­likely that he will face any leg­isla­tive pun­ish­ment soon.

Democrats con­tin­ued to call for LePage’s im­peach­ment or res­ig­na­tion. They even sug­gested that Repub­li­can state Se­nate Pres­i­dent Michael Thi­bodeau wouldn’t be a bad re­place­ment as gov­er­nor.

Thi­bodeau said im­peach­ment of LePage is not go­ing to hap­pen.

LePage has apol­o­gized for the tirade and said he won’t re­sign.

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