Looks like Paul LePage is on his way out the door in Maine. He told a local radio station that he’s very sorry for the threatening voicemail he left on a lawmaker’s phone and that it may be time for him to move on:
— PressHerald (@PressHerald) August 30, 2016
PRESS HERALD – Gov. Paul LePage raised the possibility Tuesday that he may not finish his second term, amid mounting pressure from Democrats and members of his own party to amend for his recent actions.
“I’m looking at all options,” the Republican governor said while appearing on WVOM, a Bangor talk radio station. “I think some things I’ve been asked to do are beyond my ability. I’m not going to say that I’m not going to finish it. I’m not saying that I am going to finish it.”
He later said, “If I’ve lost my ability to help Maine people, maybe it’s time to move on.”
LePage also apologized repeatedly to Rep. Drew Gattine and his family for leaving a threatening voicemail last week.
He said he plans to invite the Westbrook representative to a face-to-face meeting to talk further.
“When I was called a racist I just lost it, and there’s no excuse,” the governor said. “It’s unacceptable. It’s totally my fault.”
It’s tough to go all Trump on someone and then come back from that. Even Trump is learning that lesson.