Mini-Trump Gov. LePage Refuses to Swear In New Senator

Maine’s Republican Gov. Paul LePage—a miniature version of Donald Trump, as The Daily Beast has reported—canceled a swearing-in ceremony Friday for a newly elected senator in response to Democrats voting against one of his nominees. Senator-elect Susan Deschambault, a Democrat, showed up with her family for the planned event, but was told it had been abruptly canceled after it was scheduled to start. As it turned out, LePage nixed the event after he found out his nominee to the Maine Unemployment Insurance Commission was rejected.