PORTLAND, Maine — A Republican lawmaker in Maine has apologized for sending an insulting email to a Massachusetts woman who criticized him and others for not holding GOP Gov. Paul LePage accountable for his recent actions.

The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/2cvVmoS ) reports that Rep. Stephen Wood of Greene apologized Wednesday to both his constituents and Laurie Hunt.

Hunt is the sister of Maine House Democratic Leader Jeff McCabe. She sent emails to dozens of Republican lawmakers saying she won’t visit Maine again if they continue to stand by LePage, who recently threatened a lawmaker and blamed blacks and Hispanics for fueling the opioid epidemic.

Wood responded by saying, “Thanks for not coming to Maine” and “I don’t tell you how to run your state so don’t tell me how to run our state.”


Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com