Maine lawmakers fail in attempt to impeach LePage
Update: It’s not happening as effort dies
Paul LePage would face impeachment if certain legislators have their way.
…critics say [he] overstepped his authority when he threatened to withhold funds from a nonprofit that hired a political rival.
The motion calls for the creation of a legislative committee to investigate at least eight “allegations of misconduct” against LePage, according to bill sponsor and Democratic state Representative Ben Chipman.
LePage’s removal seems unlikely, however, as it would require a two-thirds majority in the Republican-controlled state Senate.