Good morning from Augusta, where we’re on the heels of another whiplash day brought to us by Gov. Paul LePage on two fronts.
First, as reported by the BDN’s Michael Shepherd, there was the issue of Syrian refugees (here’s your soundtrack), which was ignited with a statement by President Barack Obama that the U.S. should prepare to accept some 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year. LePage and his staff released this week’s radio address at about 1:40 p.m., which called that plan “irresponsible.”
Meanwhile, several Republican governors started to say that their states would not accept the refuges. At 4:30 p.m., LePage announced in a press release that he would join with those governors in condemning Syrians coming to Maine because “at least one of the attackers [in Paris] was a Syrian refugee.”
TO READ MORE: http://stateandcapitol.bangordailynews.com/2015/11/17/how-lepages-public-reaction-to-the-paris-terrorist-attacks-evolved/