Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is in hot water for calling a Democratic legislator a “little son of a bitch, socialist cocksucker.” The situation is so bad ― and members of his party are so mad at him ― that he said Tuesday he is considering resigning before the end of his term in 2018. (He later walked back that speculation.)
Republican leaders in the state met with the governor Monday to explore what “corrective action” he can take, and one GOP legislator floated censuring him.
But the most recent comment is not at all out of character for LePage. Since before he was first elected in 2010, LePage has been attracting national attention for his remarks. Below are some highlights: