A Maine sovereign citizens group that previously accused state lawmakers of domestic terrorism for illegally using and accepting U.S. currency is crying treason once again by hammering the same lawmakers for extending their legislative session in order to complete their work.
According to the Bangor Daily News, the accusations are contained in a brief questioning whether Gov. Paul LePage (R) had more time to veto dozens of bills that have now been passed into law after the he botched killing them off.
Under state law, the bills could only be pocket vetoed if the legislature was out of session.
The brief — authored by Lise McLain, Dorothy Lafortune, Jack McCarthy, Robert Roy, and Phillip Merletti — claims the lawmakers committed treason by extending their legislative session.
“No legislator questioned the unlawfulness of extending the 5 legislative days on June 18th, and that is a crime and they are subject to impeachment. . . In other words, these constitutional officers have committed fraud and treason against the people of Maine by their actions and are subject to impeachment,” the brief states.
Previously the group accused the legislature of crimes against the citizens of Maine.
“The remonstrances the group submitted to LePage and the legislature accused Maine’s government of being unlawful, of having illegally accepted and used unconstitutional currency (anything other than gold and silver), and of coordinating with UNESCO, UNICEF, NATO, and the UN to deprive Americans of their property rights,” wrote Mike Tipping.
LePage has been accused of meeting with sovereign citizens groups on the side, and the latest charges appear to an attempt to provide cover for the bumbling governor.
In their brief they accuse State Attorney Janet Mills — who disagrees with them — of being incompetent or intentionally trying to make LePage look like “a clumsy, bungling, unknowledgeable fool.”
The governor had ten days to veto the bills and failed to do so, misunderstanding the laws of his own state.