AUGUSTA– Today a federal judge dropped House Speaker Mark Eves lawsuit against Governor LePage.
Maine Republican Party Chairman Rick Bennett added, “I am not surprised that the spurious, politically motivated lawsuit by Speaker Mark Eves against our Governor was dismissed by the Courts. The Governor continues to fearlessly raise questions about how business is conducted in Augusta. Here he appropriately challenged the prevailing sentiment in the State House that simply becoming a presiding officer in the Legislature suddenly qualifies a person for any publicly funded job. This is a good day for the Constitution and a good day for accountability in state government.”
Speaker Eves initially filed the lawsuit after claiming that Governor LePage interfered with his being hired by the Good Will-Hinkley School, claiming that Governor LePage was “blackmailing” him.
The lawsuit’s dismissal only re-enforces a statement issued months ago by the Governor’s spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett, “This is a political lawsuit, it has no legal merit and is the Democrats’ concerted attempt to accomplish what they couldn’t at the ballot box inside a courtroom.”