Maine GOP, Democrats debate what to do about LePage tirade
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.