Ex-Maine Lawmaker Throws Jar of Vaseline During LePage Meeting

Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s town hall meeting on the state’s budget came to an abrupt end on Thursday night after former state representative interrupted him and tossed a jar of Vaseline near him. Former Democratic state Rep. Joanne Twomey shouted at LePage during a question-and-answer session, according to CBS affiliate WGME, and then threw the Vaseline container on the stage as security personnel escorted her out of the room. She said she picked Vaseline to throw at the Republican governor because of comments he made in 2013 about Democratic state Sen. Troy Jackson. “Sen. Jackson claims to be for the people but he’s the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline,” LePage said at the time, adding that Jackson “is a bad person” with “no brains” and a “black heart.”