Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is denying allegations that, during a series of meetings he held with far-right "Sovereign Citizen" activists — a set of groups considered by the FBI to be a domestic terrorist movement — they reportedly mused together about arresting the Democratic leaders of the state legislature and hanging them for treason.The governor denies he was in the room when the words "execute," "execution," "arrest," or "hanging" were said. The article does not report the governor denying that he believes Democratic legislators to be guilty of treason. That sort of denial makes one think that the governor was in the kitchen getting a beer from the fridge and talking with folks in the living room who were watching Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin impersonate Nelson Eddy and Jeanette McDonald.
The article doesn't report report if anyone asked an important follow up question: how can a sitting governor consider legislators elected by the citizens of his state treasonous while he is having a "series of meetings" with a group the FBI considers "a domestic terrorist movement"?