Maine Senate Holds off on Votes until Snubbed Senator Seated
The Republican-controlled Maine Senate is refusing to hold roll call votes until Gov. Paul LePage swears in the Democrat who won last Tuesday's special election for a vacant Senate seat.
A spokesman for Senate President Mike Thibodeau, a Republican, said that Thibodeau has agreed to not hold votes for controversial bills until Sen.-elect Susan Deschambault of Biddeford is seated.
Deschambault, who won Tuesday's special election with 57 percent of the vote, arrived at LePage's Statehouse office on Friday morning for a scheduled swearing-in ceremony. But LePage canceled the ceremony because he was angry at Democrats for rejecting one of his nominees for a state post.
LePage told WCSH-TV on Sunday that he will swear-in Deschambault when he has time because he has a busy schedule. (AP)
She is reportedly to be sworn in later today, April 5, 2016.