Maine's Governor Blames Guys Named 'D-Money' For Heroin Epidemic
Paul LePage, Maine's governor, is facing criticism after making what some are calling racial remarks when talking about the state's drug problem.By Grant Suneson | January 7, 2016
Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, is facing criticism for what some are calling a racist remark he made while talking about drug dealers during a town hall meeting about the state’s heroin problem.
“These are guys that are named D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty. These type of guys who come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young white girl before they leave,” LePage said. (Video via WCSH)
After news of the remarks spread, the governor’s communications director denied that what LePage said was racially motivated.