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Governor LePage Apologizes to the People of Maine, Gattine Family

August 31, 2016

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage has announced he will take several actions in light of recent controversial comments from both himself and Representative Drew Gattine.

“To the Maine people, I am asking for forgiveness. Comments I have expressed recently are unacceptable, and I apologize sincerely for using such disrespectful language as your Governor,” said Governor LePage. “Also, I would like to express an apology to the Gattine family. I understand how hurtful statements affect a family and regret that my words have upset your lives. For this I am truly sorry.”

Tuesday morning on WVOM 101.3 & 101.9 The Voice of Maine, the Governor agreed his comments were inappropriate and repeatedly expressed remorse for them. In an effort to bring closure for all those involved, Governor LePage has invited Rep. Drew Gattine to meet privately today. Furthermore, the Governor has said he and his family will be seeking spiritual guidance as they move forward in finding closure themselves.

“We always have been a family of faith, and we recognize that the grace and guidance from God can make us stronger in life,” said First Lady Ann LePage.

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