WESTBROOK – A Westbrook City Councilor is apologizing for comments he made about Governor Paul LePage.
This all happening at a recent meeting on the democratic tax plan. Councilman Paul Emery said if Governor LePage “goes to see his maker, It wouldn’t hurt my feelings a bit.” The councilman says he was wrong.
“Today basically I’m just saying I’m sorry” Councilman Emery says it’s plain and simple. “they were inappropriate”
After saying this about governor LePage last night.
“We have the governor… God bless him… And if he goes to see his maker it wouldn’t hurt my feelings a bit.”
News camera recorded the statement at a town hall meeting. Emery and about 150 people were discussing the democrats’ tax reform plan. Emery asked a question about paying for road repairs before making the remarks.
“That’s the part, the point I should have shut up, but I didn’t, I attempted to joke which was in very poor tast.”
Witnesses at the meeting say he also took a reporter’s cell phone to try to prevent them from reporting the comment.
The conduct sparked controversy that both the Mayor of Westbrook and City Council President are condemning.
Emery says he wants to apologize to Governor LePage, the reporter, and the people of Westbrook.
“I’m going to have to rebuild my reputation, mainly by keeping my mouth shut in public and not making inappropriate remarks” Councilor Paul Emery, Westbrook
The Cumberland County Republican Chairman is calling on Emery to resign.