After Paul LePage’s press conference today in Portland on “crime,” Maine Democrats are setting the record straight on LePage’s eight-year record of putting Maine people’s safety at risk. While he was Governor, LePage:

“From slashing funding for programs that help individuals in domestic violence situations, to obstructing efforts to mitigate homelessness and the opioid crisis, to repeatedly threatening violence against other Mainers, Paul LePage put the safety of Maine people at risk,” said Drew Gattine, Chair of the Maine Democratic Party. “Governor Mills has spent her entire life fighting to make Maine’s communities safer. No amount of scaremongering from Paul LePage can change that.”

Since taking office, Governor Mills has reversed many of LePage’s public safety failures. She’s expanded access to naloxoneinvested in curbing homelessness, and restored funding for domestic violence prevention. Under her watch, violent crime in Maine has decreased, according to the most recently available numbers.