Democratic Leadership Denounce Gov’s Veto Threat; LePage to Maine: “See ya next January!”
Members of the Democratic Majority leadership held a media availability press conference this afternoon to discuss Governor LePage’s threat to halt the work of the Legislature by abusing his veto power and shutting down state government. During a radio interview this morning, LePage “promised” to veto every bill that crosses his desk until his convoluted liquor bill becomes law.
L-R: Asst House Majority Leader Rep. Jeff McCabe (Skowhegan)
Senate Majority Leader Seth Goodall (Richmond)
Asst Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson (Allagash)
Meanwhile, the Maine Democratic Party shared a clip from this morning where Paul LePage doubled down on his statement reported earlier:
“I made a commitment this morning and the next bill I sign as Governor will be the hospital bill. Whatever it takes. And if they’re not willing to bring it to me fast, why don’t they just pull the session and go home, spend time with the kids and we’ll see ya next January.”
At some point it must be acknowledged that this guy is far more interested in working on his golf game in Florida than actually doing his job. This is not leadership, not by a long shot.