Governor apologizes, says he will seek 'spiritual guidance'

Gov. LePage will stay, ending contact with media.

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Almost a week after it began, the controversy over Governor LePage and that obscene phone message may be quieting down. For the moment. The Governor met Wednesday morning with Rep. Drew Gattine, the Democratic legislator to whom he sent the angry, obscenity-filled message.
  The Governor again said he apologized to Gattine and to Maine people for the comments he made last week. He also said he will not resign, despite demands by democrats that he do so.
    Governor LePage agreed the problem need attention, but said he will not resign, and intends to stay and work on those problems himself.
    "I will be seeking spiritual guidance with my wife and my children," LePage said. "I will tell you this though. To whomever it was, I’m not an alcoholic, and I’m not a drug addict, and I don’t have mental issues. What I have is a backbone and I want to move Maine forward."
   The question now is...  what next?  Many Democrats and some Republicans in the Legislature are still talking about the idea of a special session to censure the Governor. And Wednesday evening, Speaker if the House Mark Eves said he wants a meeting of Legislative leaders from both parties, in the next 24 hours, to talk about removing the Governor from office.
  House republicans, meanwhile, said Tuesday night they do not want to take any particular action against the Governor. 
   It requires a majority of both parties, in both House and Senate, to call a special session.

Copyright 2016 WCSH


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