Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Congresswoman Pingree statement on Gov. LePage's comments at town hall meeting

Jan 8, 2016
Press Release
Call them disgraceful and racist

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree issued the following statement in response to Governor LePage's comments at a town hall meeting this week and at a press conference this morning.

Governor LePage’s comments were disgraceful and racist.  Once again, just a week before Martin Luther King Day, the governor has made a comment that is offensive to the African American community and to all of us. It does not represent the values of Maine people and is embarrassing to our state.  And although the governor seems to regret getting caught making those remarks, he also seems unwilling to apologize to the community that he has insulted.