Maine Gov. LePage Tells Radio Station He May Resign

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Aug 30, 2016 11:30 AM
Maine Gov. LePage Tells Radio Station He May Resign

After a tumultuous week that's led to calls for censure from both sides of the aisle, Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) told a radio station that he is considering resigning from his position before the conclusion of his second term. LePage, who is term-limited and cannot run again, was re-elected in 2014 for a four-year term.

LePage also apologized again to Rep. Drew Gattine (D-Westbrook) after leaving him a profanity-laced voicemail.

The governor said he was "looking at all options" and that includes stepping down.

From the Portland Press Herald:

“I’m looking at all options,” the Republican governor said while appearing on WVOM, a Bangor talk radio station. “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.”

He later said, “If I’ve lost my ability to help Maine people, maybe it’s time to move on.”

Stay tuned.