He also said he was talking with his family about what he should do.
Paul Le Page apologizes for his threatening statements about Rep.
Drew Gattine and says in a radio interview that he’s not sure he’ll complete his second term – then issues a tweet downplaying the idea of resignation.
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.” Later in the interview, he said: “If I’ve lost my ability to help Maine people, maybe it’s time to move on.” Some six hours later, in a tweet posted from his Twitter account, Le Page backed away from any suggestion that he was considering resignation.
After a two-hour closed-door caucus, House Republicans decide not to take any action to address concerns about the governor’s inflammatory comments and the threatening voice mail.
The governor’s statements have attracted national attention and portrayed Maine in an unflattering light that could have consequences for tourism and other business sectors.
“I think it illustrates that he is unfit (to govern) and that his judgment and his ability to lead a complex state have been jeopardized.
And he really should be doing the soul-searching he talked about this morning and should resign.” ‘I JUST LOST IT, AND THERE’S NO EXCUSE’ Democrats say they have been trying to meet with Republican leaders about next steps, but so far, that hasn’t happened, During his radio interview, Le Page did apologize to the people of Maine and to Gattine’s family for leaving the threatening voice mail last week, but didn’t apologize to Gattine directly.
“I’m looking at all options,” the Republican governor said Tuesday morning while appearing on WVOM, a Bangor talk radio station.
“I think some things I’ve been asked to do are beyond my ability.
“Also, as part of that interview, the governor sort of tried to turn things around and make himself the victim, which that’s not really what Democratic leadership is looking for at this time.” Mc Cabe said Democrats still feel the best thing for Le Page to do is resign.