Mother Jones reports:
Just one day after claiming 90 percent of the drug-traffickers arrested in Maine are either black or Latino, the state’s combative governor Paul LePage left a threatening voicemail in which he called a state representative a “son of a bitch, socialist cocksucker.” According to LePage, Rep. Drew Gattine, a Democrat, was one of several local lawmakers who called him a racist this week, an accusation Gattine has since denied.
“Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage,” LePage is heard saying in a recording first reported by the Portland Press Herald. “I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist. You cocksucker, I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I’m a racist. I’ve spent by my life helping black people and, you little son of a bitch socialist cocksucker, I want you to record this and make it public because I am after you. Thank you.”
This morning LePage himself leaked news of the voicemail to the press, telling one outlet that he wished it was 1826 so he could challenge Gattine to a duel and “shoot that snot-nosed little runt right between the eyes.” LePage has a long, long history of making outrageously racist and anti-LGBT comments. And of course, he’s an ardent backer of Donald Trump.
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