Video: Governor says he'll call on AG Mills to resign while campaigning
AUGUSTA (WGME) -- In a now-deleted video, Governor Paul LePage says he'll call on Janet Mills to resign as attorney general while campaigning for the Blaine House.
The video was taken at a private event earlier in the week for a Republican legislative candidate, and the subject of a Bangor Daily News article by columnist David Farmer. A CBS 13 executive producer and anchor both watched it before it was taken down.
Farmer tells CBS 13 he watched it several times.
According to his column LePage said, "You're going to hear this week that I'm going to come out and ask Janet Mills to either resign as attorney general or take a leave of absence."
The column says LePage went on to say, "She is no longer acting as an attorney general and she hasn't been for weeks. She is running her office like a campaign headquarters and I'm going to call her out on it."
When confronted on Thursday, LePage said he had not asked Mills to resign and refused to comment any further.
When pressed by a reporter, he said, "What are you doing to me?," followed by "You are one bad lady."
A spokesperson for the Mills campaign said, "Governor LePage should spend less time playing attack dog for Shawn Moody and more time focusing on fixing the failures of his administration, like DHHS's inability to protect children. Janet will continue to do her job, do it well, and promote opportunity and a new, better direction for Maine."
CBS 13 reached out to the blogger who posted that video, but did not hear back.