Maine state senator: Censure may be in order for governor

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine state senator says legislative leaders are considering whether to hold a special session to censure the governor following recent controversial remarks.

Republican Sen. Amy Volk told her constituents in a Facebook post Sunday that she shares their “deep concerns” regarding Gov. Paul LePage’s behavior.

During a town hall meeting Aug. 24 in North Berwick, the Republican governor said he keeps a three-ringed binder of photos from drug busts, and that 90 percent of the suspects are black or Hispanic.

The following day, LePage left an obscenity-laced phone message for a Democratic state representative, who the governor says called him a racist. LePage later told reporters that he wished he could point a gun between the legislator’s eyes.

Volk says “things definitely appear to be out of control.”

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