A book written by a liberal activist is causing quite a lot of commotion for Maine’s Governor Paul LePage. It details several meetings he conducted with a group classified by the FBI and Maine law enforcement as belonging to a “known domestic terrorist movement.”
The group is called the Sovereign Citizens, or sometimes referred to as the Constitutional Coalition. And according to Mike Tipping’s book and records he obtained, the governor has met with this group eight different times.
Just to give you an idea of how insane this group is, they believe that the government is gearing up for a Christian holocaust, that it uses various mind-control techniques and that it was behind both the 9/11 attacks and the Sandy Hook shooting.
Again, he met with this group eight different times.
In a statement released by his press secretary, LePage said that the governor has met “hundreds of Mainers hearing thousands of ideas, concerns and suggestions. Hearing those ideas during constituent meetings does not translate to the governor endorsing the ideas of others.”
There’s a huge difference between having a quick meet and greet with someone who might be linked with extremely radical ideologies and conspiracies to “hear them out” as a constituent, and holding eight different meetings with a group considered by the FBI to be linked to domestic terrorism.
And don’t tell me the governor didn’t vet this group before associating with them that many times. He knew exactly who they were and what they believed in.
Tipping also wrote that according to the hosts of Aroostook Watchmen, a radical right-wing radio show broadcast on WXME, LePage discussed with them the hanging and execution of Democrats for what they considered treason.
Here’s a link to the broadcast dated February 4, 2013 where the hosts discuss their meeting with LePage.
And it’s not like LePage has a moderate history. In the past he’s accused President Obama of hating white people and has tried to loosen restrictions on child labor laws.
Then even if you want to buy into his line that meeting with someone or a group doesn’t mean you endorse their views, that still doesn’t excuse meeting with a radical extremist group eight different times.
Hell, he shouldn’t be meeting with a group labeled by Maine law enforcement and the FBI as being linked to a “known domestic terrorist movement” at all. Not even once.
If Maine reelects this guy, they should be ashamed of themselves. I don’t see how anyone can excuse someone meeting eight different times with a group who believes that Sandy Hook was a “false flag” and that our government was behind 9/11.
But that’s exactly what LePage did – eight different times.