- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage has apologized for abruptly leaving a ceremony at the University of Maine at Farmington. He also vowed Wednesday to avoid such events in the future to avoid creating a distraction.

LePage issued the statement a day after he cut short his address and called a pair of student demonstrators “idiots.”

He apologized to the current university president and the former president, Theodora Kalikow, for whom a building was being dedicated.

One of the signs held by the students read “LePage: Maine’s shame.” The other was fashioned as a report card that gave LePage an “F” on environmental issues.

Ally Hammond, one of the student protesters, told the Sun Journal that the Republican governor has “a lot of pent up anger going on in there.”


Information from: Sun-Journal, https://www.sunjournal.com

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