Party leaders meet, no decision in action against LePage

Rep. Fredette speaks about future censure choices.

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Legislature is still trying to figure out what, if anything, to do about Governor LePage.
Democrats want to force him to out of office, by having a special session of the Legislature to vote on impeachment. 
But many Republicans have made it clear they don't want to do that.
The four leaders of the Legislature met late Thursday afternoon at the State House, at the request of the two top Democrats, Speaker of the House Mark Eves and Senate party leader Justin Alfond. 
Democrats want to get them to all agree on calling lawmakers back for a special session to vote on impeaching Governor. But there was no agreement, and not even a final decision of what will happen. Democrats say impeachment has to happen, because the Governor needs to go. But Republicans say his apology should be enough… and think this controversy has had an impact on him. 
The two sides still have not agreed on how to ask individual lawmakers if they want to come back to Augusta. Democrats say they will keep trying to convince Republicans to hold a special session, but Rep Fredette says House Republicans do not want one and won’t support it. And Senate President Mike Thibodeau says GOP Senators would only be willing to vote on censuring the Governor, and won’t agree to a session to vote on impeachment.

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