Maine governor says out-of-state drug dealers impregnate ‘young white’ girls


Maine’s Republican governor says out-of-state drug dealers are impregnating “young white” girls.

Gov. Paul LePage made the remark while talking about the state’s heroin epidemic Wednesday. He described out-of-state drug dealers as “guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” and said “half the time they impregnate a young white girl before they leave.”

LePage is white. He once told a civil rights group to kiss his “butt” and said he would tell President Barack Obama to “go to hell.” He has also likened the U.S. tax agency to the Gestapo and called protesters “idiots.”

LePage didn’t say the races of the drug dealers. A spokesman said Thursday he wasn’t making a comment about race.