Richardson Strikes Back

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On the August 19th edition of WCME’s weekend point-counterpoint program “LePage and Richardson”, Brunswick’s John Richardson, a former Democratic speaker of the Maine House strikes back at Governor LePage’s comparison of statues honoring Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Confederate army in the Civil War, with memorials noting the horror of the September 11 attacks.

Ultimately Lee was indicted for treason but was spared a conviction by the intervention of Union commander General Ulysses Grant. Noting that the 9-11 memorials involve innocent Americans murdered by Middle East terrorists, Richardson says the governor’s comparison is outrageous.

You can hear Richardson’s remarks here.