Maine Gov. Paul LePage insists he wasn't being racist when he claimed heroin dealers with names like "D-Money" come to his state and "impregnate a young white girl before they leave."
Here's the full quote from his town hall event on Thursday.
"These aren't the people who take drugs. These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty — these types of guys. They come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, they go back home. 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 we've go to deal with down the road," he added.
LePage says his statement can simply be attributed to the fact that "My brain was slower than my mouth." Besides, it wasn't his fault that he said it. The media is to blame for reporting on what he said. "Shame on you. Shame, shame, shame," he said at a press conference.