The governor's comments were first reported by a website called "Get Right Maine" -- a "citizen-driven effort to get the Maine Republican Party back on track, according to a description on its site -- and were later picked up by the state's biggest newspaper, the Portland Press Herald.
The outspoken governor made headlines this summer when he missed the deadline to veto bills. By the time he issued his vetoes, the legislation was reportedly already law.
LePage has made off-color remarks before, including joking about shooting a political cartoonist and advocating for child labor. LePage's remarks on Wednesday were recorded by other local media outlets, the website reported.