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Maine’s Tea Party-aligned governor Paul LePage made a stunning comment at a town hall meeting Wednesday, slamming drug dealers for not only coming from out of state to ruin the local communities with drugs — but also to create a whole other kind of “issue.”

“Now, the traffickers, these aren’t people that take drugs. These are guys that are named ‘D-Money,’ ‘Smoothie,’ ‘Shifty,’ these type of guys that come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home,” LePage told the audience in the town of Bridgton, according to the Portland Press Herald.

“Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave — which is a real sad thing, because then we have another issue that we’ve gotta deal with down the road.”

The key question on the heroin problem is at the 1:54:00 mark in the video below.

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