Tuesday, 07 August 2018 16:26

LePage asks AG Mills, Treasurer Hayes to step down Featured

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AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage is asking Attorney General Janet Mills and Treasurer Terry Hayes to step down.

Tuesday afternoon, the governor tweeted the letters he sent to both women, who are currently running to replace LePage in the Blaine House this November.

In the letters, LePage asks them to either resign or take a leave of absence in order to prevent a conflict of interest.

The governor says both Mills' and Hayes' "personal political ambitions... should not come at the expense of the Maine people."

In his letter to Mills, LePage goes a bit further, calling her ambitions "far-fetched" and saying she is clearly not doing her job as Attorney General.

LePage reportedly talked about asking AG Mills to resign last week in a video on social media that has since been removed.

A spokesperson for Mills says she will continue to do her job and do it well, adding "the governor would better serve Maine people by spending less time trying to play attack dog for his candidate Shawn Moody and more time focusing on fixing the failures of his Administration."

Kayla Fish

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