John Oliver Wonders How Maine Gov. Paul LePage Got Elected

The HBO took aim at the controversial Republican.

Photo via AP

Photo via AP

At times, Maine Gov. Paul LePage is larger than life.

A little over a week after vetoing a bill that would have increased access to the lifesaving overdose drug Narcan, the outspoken Republican and Donald Trump supporter adopted a dog and named it Veto—breaking the heart of the woman who reportedly planned to adopt that same dog. A couple days later, LePage declared that people from India are “the worst ones” to understand, along with Bulgarians.

So it was only a matter of time before Last Week Tonight host John Oliver took notice.

LePage was the subject of “People Who Somehow Got Elected,” which noted his record-setting number of vetoes—more than 400 and counting. The segment also compared LePage encouraging his state’s gun-owners to take up arms against the drug-dealers in a fit of vigilante justice to the plot of Charles Bronson’s 1985 film Death Wish 3. 

“You see, while most humans possess a thin barrier that stops thoughts from immediately exiting their brain as words, Paul LePage does not,” the narrator says.

You can watch the full clip below.