Maine Governor: The ‘Enemy’ Is People of Color
Maine Gov. Paul LePage said on Friday that “the enemy” of his state are people of color.
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“Look, a bad guy is a bad guy, I don’t care what color it is. When you go to war, if you know the enemy, the enemy dresses in red and you dress in blue, you shoot at red, don’t you?” he said at a press conference about suspected racial profiling by police, the Huffington Post reported.
“You shoot at the enemy. You try to identify the enemy. And the enemy right now, the overwhelming majority right now coming in are people of color or people of Hispanic origin. I can’t help that. I just can’t help it. Those are the facts.”
The Hill reports:
LePage made headlines Friday when an explicit voicemail that he left a state lawmaker, lashing out after apparent accusations of racism, was released.
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