Maine Governor Blames Heroin Epidemic on Men “Named D-Money” Who Deal Drugs and “Impregnate a Young White Girl”. Heroin use has exploded across the American northeast, and, according to Governor Paul LePage of Maine, men with names like “D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” are to blame.
Here is his direct quote and video clip:
These aren’t people who take drugs, these are guys that are named D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty… These type of guys who come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here they sell their heroin then they go back home. Incidentally half they time they impregnate a young white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue that we gotta deal with down the road.
Governor Paul LePage, who has a history of making controversial statements, made the remarks while speaking about the state’s heroin epidemic. The governor’s spokesman had initially said Mr LePage, who is white, was not making a statement about race. Here is LePage’s weak apology:
“I was going impromptu and my brain didn’t catch up to my mouth,” Governor LePage said on Friday. “Instead of Maine women, I said white women … If you go to Maine, you can see it’s 95% white.”