WATCH: Maine Governor Paul LePage Makes ‘Racist’ Comment

Maine Governor Paul LePage is facing criticism after making a comment about drug dealers that many on social media are calling racist.

LePage, a Republican, was speaking at a town hall in Brighton on Wednesday, the Portland Press Herald reports. While talking about the heroin problem in his state LePage said:

These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty. These types of guys, they come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we have to deal with down the road.

The comments were recorded on a livestream and gained attention Thursday.

LePage’s spokesman issued a statement, saying, “The Governor is not making comments about race. Race is irrelevant. What is relevant is the cost to state taxpayers for welfare and the emotional costs for these kids who are born as a result of involvement with drug traffickers. His heart goes out to these kids because he had a difficult childhood too. We need to stop the drug traffickers from coming into our state.”

LePage is already facing possible impeachment by Democratic lawmakers after it was discovered he threatened to take away funding from an organization unless it took back a job offer to House Speaker Mark Eves, a Democrat, the Huffington Post reports.

The 67-year-old former mayor of Waterville, Maine, has been governor since 2011.

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Anonymous

Lol dont post it idc you mass media retards love some drama hahaha ive posted it four times.

Lolly

Omg so what? Was what he say was untrue? We have freedom of speech in this country. Trump has said far worse and people are campaigning for him!

Anonymous

 😪😴😩Im confused is the race card being pulled on “the young white girls” comment? Or… is this an allegation that the drug dealers are of different color lol or is this like half the stuff that starts as an ant hill and then made into a volcano? Maybe he shouldnt be slandered if there really is an increase in white girls pregnancy there. And besides. The race thing has to end for pete sakes it is 2015. Im just not sure what much more people can have or want. We dont have segregation! The klan isnt burning and hanging people, and the panthers arent marching down the road again. we just have alot of cliques,and grouping. Which is obviously by choice. We dont have isolated skin tone stores, restrooms, or public transportation. So why keep it all alive? we are so stuck in the past the future seems corrupt. Oh but its racist to say racism happened x-amount of years ago. Is it really? This isnt fair to those who arent so narrow minded and bigger hearted. And since its really obvious what this piece is insinuating.. if the shoe fits wear it and it seems to be alot of people wearing this shoe but hollering victim. Just seems like some of these people would act and lead instead of turning the shoe on everyone else. Tisk-tisk, and furthermore since i wasnt around back then these kinds of things make me unsure, and if i even believe what m.l.k. really truly wanted… but if its all rainbows and unicorns like he so desired [unless it was the way things are now], he is undoubtedly turning in his grave. Lets stop glorifying all the drugs and thugs and quit giving them there fame through news stations. While the reporters get skimpier and glossy eyed relaying the info. TOO MUCH DRAMA!

LJ

Instead of blaming the drug dealers for getting the white girls pregnant as if it were rape maybe the parents of the young girls take responsibility and teach your girls right from wrong. He makes it sound like thugs are coming into Maine and forcing drugs on the people and raping young girls. Take responsibility for your own actions.

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