Maine Governor Lashes Out at Critics on Charlottesville Response


Maine Gov. Paul LePage is sending handwritten missives to residents who've written to criticize him for his silence following racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

LePage responded to one constituent, Darcey Poulin, by saying, "You must be reading the liberal press." He also and accused her of not listening "until it suits your own bigotry."

The governor came under fire after echoing the comments of President Donald Trump, who said both white nationalist protesters and counter-protesters shared blame for the violence in Charlottesville. One person was killed when a white nationalist rammed counter-protesters with his car.

The Portland Press Herald reports that LePage didn't back away from his earlier comments, telling Lauren Daly that "both groups should be taken to task for their behavior."

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