Maine governor offered job back to former WH speechwriter accused of abuse

Maine governor offered job back to former WH speechwriter accused of abuse
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said that he offered his former staffer and former White House speechwriter David Sorensen his job back despite domestic abuse allegations. 

"I offered him his job back. I told him, if he wants to come back, he's got a job," LePage told radio host Howie Carr, as first reported by CNN.

Sorensen, who previously worked as a health-care adviser to LePage, turned down the offer. 

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"I am thankful for Gov. LePage's support and the support of so many lawmakers and virtually everyone who knew both me and my accuser," Sorensen said in a statement to The Portland Press Herald.

"Gov. LePage stands by his beliefs regardless of controversy and that is one of the many reasons why I am so proud to have worked for him."

Sorensen, whose ex-wife says he was violent and emotionally abusive, resigned from his White House post last month, just days after former staff secretary Rob Porter stepped down amid domestic abuse allegations against him from his two ex-wives.

Sorensen has denied the allegations and said he was the victim.

LePage said he was "100% behind" Sorensen.