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Maine Gov Says Removing Confederate Statues Is 'Like' Taking Down 9/11 Memorials

18 Août 2017

White supremacists and neo-Nazis descended upon the Virginia city to oppose a local government decision to take down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The chairman of the Maine Democratic Party says Republican Gov. Paul LePage's comments about deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, were "unhinged" and "ill informed".

Similar to how there is always a Trump tweet that shows him to be acting hypocritically, Diane Russell, who is running as a Democrat to be Maine's next governor, recalled a time when LePage removed art from a public space.

Republican Paul LePage, who represents ME, stood firm with the president while expressing his disgust at actions following Charlottesville. "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our attractive statues and monuments", he wrote. 'How can future generations learn, if we are going to erase history.

Paul LePage continues to prove that he has indeed lost his damn mind, comparing the removal of Confederate monuments to removing a monument to those who died in the 9/11 attacks. "It will come to that".

"I condemn both sides". I think they are disgusting, both sides. "They went there with the intent of inciting violence, and the thing that nobody wants to talk about is two law enforcement officers were trying to do their jobs and they didn't get home that night to their families, as [well as] this young lady who was killed".

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LePage continued that he believed Trump hadn't been harsh enough in his words.

The governor also made clear he has no love for the white supremacist movement. I have been since governor, I have been speaking out loudly against the KKK.

"I have condemned this organization more so than anyone else in the state", he said.

Instead, LePage said the reason he hadn't yet spoken about the protests was because he hadn't been aware of them.

"I think what they are standing for is equally as bad. We need to come back and be Americans, and Americans are a society of diverse people".

Maine Gov Says Removing Confederate Statues Is 'Like' Taking Down 9/11 Memorials