Rivera to LePage: Your comments help no one
Criticizes governor's 'radical Republican' political agenda
The following is a response from Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera to Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s comments about where the opioids causing problems in Maine are coming from.
PAUL LEPAGE, the governor of Maine, is clearly at a loss on how to fix his state’s drug problem. Join the club. We are looking for solutions not scapegoats. During a crisis like this it is time for us to work together and not spend time posturing, politically pointing fingers and blaming people. This is a national problem not just a Maine problem or a Lawrence problem. It’s not a white, black or brown problem; it’s an American problem.
The governor would be better off finding a solution for the many people in his state that are in desperate need of detox beds, counseling, and treatment. His comments help no one.
You don’t hear us bemoaning the flood of guns bought in Maine with its weak gun laws. No, we discuss how we can fix our gun problem together. We don’t blame anyone. We find a joint solution.
Daniel Rivera is the mayor of Lawrence.