Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) on Wednesday said he will not speak to reporters "ever again after today" and will not resign, according to a report by the Boston Globe.
“I will no longer speak to the press ever again after today,” LePage said. “And I’m serious. Everything will be put into writing. I’m tired of being caught in the 'gotcha' moments.”
LePage has been facing heavy criticism from both parties following a profanity-laced voicemail that he sent to Drew Gattine, a Democratic state representative. On Tuesday, LePage said he may consider resigning.
“This has never been about an apology for the governor’s profane and threatening voice message,” said Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves. "By his continued erratic behavior, Gov. LePage has proven again he is unfit to serve as Maine’s governor.”
“I’m not an alcoholic and I’m not a drug addict and I don’t have mental issues,” LePage said, firing back at lawmakers who urged him to seek professional help.
“What I have is a backbone, and I want to move Maine forward.”