Gov. LePage wants to make amends, doesn't rule out resigning

LePage had been angry with Democratic Rep. House Republicans also planned to discuss the matter Tuesday.

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At a regional conference of governors in Boston, Lapage said drug dealers from Lowell and Lawrence these two MA cities are streaming into his state and is making the opioid situation worse. "I'm sure that the people of Maine would rather have their governor talk about how they can add more treatment beds and more detoxes and more counseling, instead of picking on a small city in MA".

In last week's voicemail, LePage called Gattine a "little son-of-a-bitch, socialist cocksucker" and encouraged him to share the message publicly "because I am after you".

Westbrook is the home of Drew Gattine (gah-TEEN').

Other New England governors - including Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, also a Republican - rejected his comments.

Senate President Michael Thibodeau, for one, said he hoped LePage would take "corrective action" himself without a formal legislative censure. We expect him to behave in a certain way, and, as Republicans, we expect him to behave in a certain way. "There needs to be a professional approach".

"If the people of Maine want me, I'll do the job", the Republican governor said at the time.

CNN has reached out to LePage's office for comment and have not yet received a response. This, coupled with his history of freakish and erratic behavior, has led a variety of ME officials to call for his resignation and question his mental stability.

Maine Democrats have called LePage "unfit to lead our state" and criticized him for what they saw as inciting violence. LePage indicated he's considering stepping down, but he gave no sense of a timeline or what factors may influence his decision.

Republican Sen. Amy Volk on Sunday questioned whether substance abuse, mental illness or "ignorance" sparked LePage's recent behavior. They're Mainers. The heroin-fentanyl arrests are not white people.

LePage had scheduled a Wednesday town hall meeting in the Portland suburb of Westbrook, part of Gattine's district, but the event was canceled on Tuesday after officials at the youth center selected to host it voted against having the event.

LePage said Friday that he would not resign unless several of his political opponents do as well.

Even Maine horror writer Stephen King chimed in on the controversy - saying on Twitter this weekend that the governor is "a bigot, a homophobe and a racist".

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