AUGUSTA (AP) — Facing an impeachment effort, Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he may skip the traditional “State of the State” address to lawmakers.

LePage told WVOM on Tuesday that it’d be “silliness” to face lawmakers a couple of weeks after some of them tried to impeach him. He said, “I’ll send them a letter and call it a day.”

It was unclear if LePage was serious. The address hasn’t been scheduled.

A group of Democrats plans to press for an investigation that could lead to impeachment when the House convenes on Thursday. They’ve accused LePage of abuse of power. A spokeswoman for the governor has called the claims “frivolous.”


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