Governor LePage Issues Statement on Speaker's Comment

April 19, 2018

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage issued a statement today after Speaker of the House Sara Gideon said he and House Minority Leader Ken Fredette are using “terrorism” to halt progress in the Legislative session.

“I understand the Legislature is suffering from a vacuum of leadership at the end of the session for the second year in a row. But Speaker Gideon should stop blaming others for her failure to lead. She should sit down and do the hard work on behalf of the Maine people. Instead of claiming Republicans are resorting to ‘terrorism,’ she should be more concerned with helping our elderly neighbors stay in their homes and enacting tax conformity to give much-needed tax relief to our small businesses and hard-working Mainers.”

He continued, “As a child, I was always told, ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.’”