In a new interview, Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) cast doubt on whether he will finish out his term as Maine’s governor.
“I’m looking at all options,” LePage told Bangor, Maine radio station WVOM. “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.”
LePage has come under a firestorm of criticism after he blamed minorities for a drug crisis in his state. The Portland Press Herald surfaced the radio interview and reported that LePage said, “If I’ve lost my ability to help Maine people, maybe it’s time to move on.”
LePage also made headlines last week after he left an explicit voicemail for state Rep. Drew Gattine, who LePage claimed called him a racist (which Gattine denied). During the interview with WVOM, LePage offered an apology for unloading.
“When I was called a racist I just lost it, and there’s no excuse,” the governor said, according to the report in the Portland Press Herald.
LePage said that he had never been as angry as he was in that moment.
“I couldn’t breathe I was so angry. I literally couldn’t breathe,” LePage said.
In the aftermath, LePage claimed that his family was facing the “brunt” of the backlash and that they are receiving “horrible, pornographic…vile pictures and emails.”