New video from in-state TV station WMTW shows Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) reponding to those offended by his remark that the IRS is the new "Gestapo," referring to the provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires Americans to buy insurance, then swearing.
Stopped by a reporter, LePage at first wouldn't comment, but when told that Jewish groups in the state were upset about his choice of words, he became more terse, using profanity within the short interview.
"It was never intended to offend anyone," LePage said. "And if someone's offended, then they ought to be goddamn mad at the federal government."
Watch the exchange here.