Maine Gov. Paul LePage Calls Dead Army Captain’s Father ‘Con Artist’
Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage says the father of a dead Muslim U.S. Army captain is a "con artist" for criticizing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
LePage made the comments Wednesday on a program hosted by Boston radio personality Howie Carr.
LePage referenced Khizr Khan, whose son was killed while protecting other soldiers in Iraq. Khan appeared at the Democratic National Convention and held up a copy of the U.S. Constitution while criticizing Trump.
Maine Public Broadcasting Network reports LePage's comments came after Carr drew a comparison between the Boston Marathon bombers and an Iranian refugee who moved to Maine and later died fighting for the Islamic State group.
LePage says Khan "uses the death of his son" to go after Trump.
Khan accuses Trump of smearing the character of Muslims.