'Rally for Decency' held in Westbrook

Rally supporting political decency in Westbrook.

WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – Around 200 people in Westbrook gathered Wednesday night to call for a return to decency in Maine politics.

They think Governor LePage's recent and past conduct is unacceptable and not an example they want to set for Maine's children.

Westbrook is also where State representative Drew Gattine, the man who received the Governor's vulgar voicemail comes from.

Gattine spoke at the rally, saying the entire discussion over LePage's behavior has become a distraction.

He told the crowd moving Maine forward will require legislators and other political leaders to agree or disagree in a more civil way.

His supporters and friends in Westbrook said they're very upset at what the governor said but not exactly surprised.

"You know I can't really say as I was surprised just considering the behavior that's been coming out of the Blaine House  for quite some time but to have it directed at somebody I know personally, it's very bothersome,” said Veronica Bates of Westbrook.

Gattine met with the Governor at the Blaine House Wednesday morning.  

The governor did apologize to him for his voicemail but Gattine still thinks LePage should step down.

"This is happening over and over and over again and it really reflects on his fitness to serve  and his ability to carry out his duties and I don't take any pleasure in saying that,” said Gattine. 

Copyright 2016 WCSH


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