UPDATE: Gov. LePage Plans On Submitting ‘State Of The State’ In Writing – No Address Planned
STORY UPDATED 1:50PM- Gov. Paul LePage will not be making an in-person State of the State address this year, choosing to subit his message in writing instead.
In an email to 92 Moose from Peter Steele, the governor's communications director, confirmed that LePage would not be making the address.
"The Governor will submit his message to the Legislature in writing, as was done historically," Steele said. Governor (Kenneth) Curtis was the first to call the address the 'State of the State'."
LePage has been in the news a lot lately, and his plans for the State of the State Address made national news.
After there was some discussion in the legislature about starting impeachment proceedings against the governor, LePage said he wouldn't give the address in person, saying, he wasn't going to go before an audience that just talked about impeaching him the week before. "I'll just send them a letter and call it a day," he said in an interview.
Since then, there has been no word on the governor's plans.MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reached out to the governor's office asking if the speech would be scheduled, and the governor's office responded by saying "Why does Rachel Maddow have such an unnatural obsession with Governor LePage? Her neurotic fixation on him is kind of bizarre"
See the entire exchange in the video below.