Maine’s most famous resident is not happy with the state’s Governor after he used homophobic slurs in an abusive voicemail.
The state’s outspoken Republican Governor Paul Richard LePage left the shocking message on the voicemail of Democratic state rep. Drew Gattine this week, after Gattine took issue with some of his comments about people of colour.
In the message, the Governor shouted: “I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you c**ksucker.
“I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I’m a racist. I’ve spent my life helping black people and you little son-of-a-bitch, socialist c*cksucker.
“You … I need you to, just friggin. I want you to record this and make it public because I am after you. Thank you.”
LePage has refused to apologise to Gattine for the comments. Despite literally telling the lawmaker to “record this and make it public” in the message, LePage told a press conference that it was “intended for his ears and his ears only.”
Horror author Stephen King, Maine’s most famous resident, spoke out about the state’s Governor on Twitter.
He wrote: “Our governor, Paul LePage, is a bigot, a homophobe, and a racist. I think that about covers it.”
King also had an epic put-down for Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
He wrote: “The most basic fact about Donald Trump: If brains were black powder, the guy couldn’t blow his nose.”
He said: “I would like to apologise to the people of the state of Maine for having heard the voicemail I left for Rep. [Drew] Gattine.”
LePage recently downplayed a threat to shoot Gattine between the eyes in a duel.
He said: “When I said I was going after Gattine, I meant I would do everything I could to see that he and his agenda is defeated politically.
“I am a history buff, and I referenced how political opponents used to call each other out in the 1820s — including Andrew Jackson, the father of the Democratic Party.
“Obviously, it is illegal today; it was simply a metaphor and I meant no physical harm to Gattine.
“But I am calling him out to stop giving inflammatory sound bites and get to work to end this crisis that is killing Mainers, destroying families and creating drug-addicted babies, all so the drug dealers Gattine is protecting can make a profit.”