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Maine's Gov. LePage sent a voicemail full of curse words to someone who called him racist


Maine Gov. Paul LePage left a potty-mouthed voicemail for a state lawmaker on Thursday in which he accused said lawmaker of calling him a racist and urged him to make the voicemail public, saying, "I'm after you."

LePage left the message after reports appeared to suggest that Democratic Rep. Drew Gattine was among a group of people who had called the governor a racist, which Gattine denies.

Listen to the entire voicemail for yourself below. 

Listen to Gov. LePage's enraged voicemail to reporter

A history of controversial statements

LePage also attracted a lot of attention in January when he made a racially charged comment alleging that drug dealers come to Maine and impregnate 'white girls.'

In February, he made more controversial comments, this time regarding refugees.

"Asylum seekers, I think, are the biggest problem in our state and I'll explain that to you," he said. 

"And what happens is you get hepatitis C, tuberculosis, AIDS, HIV, the 'ziki fly,' (sic) all these other foreign type of diseases that find a way to our land," LePage said.

Governor: Not 'matter of race,' but 'fact'

Watch LePage explain why thinks that black and Hispanic people are to blame for crime in Maine.  

LePage's full statement on the matter.

The Portland Press Herald contributed to this report.

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