Maine Governor-elect Janet Mills chose not to visit the White House and meet with Donald Trump about any shared priorities.
Washington D.C. – President Donald Trump welcomed 13 newly elected Governors from across the nation to the White House on Thursday to talk about shared priorities and what his administration can do to help their states.
Maine’s Democrat Governor-elect Janet Mills was not in attendance.
Among the Democrats in attendance were J.B. Pritzker of Illinois, Tony Evers of Wisconsin and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan.
Mills has made a practice out of opposing President Trump at seemingly every turn as Attorney General, often signing on to lawsuits to oppose Trump administration policy and speaking out against him politically when given the opportunity.
Eric Brakey, a former Maine State Senator and candidate for US Senate, who often worked across the aisle in Augusta to pass bills in times of divided government, released a statement saying, “By snubbing the President’s bipartisan meeting with new Governors, Janet Mills is showing us she intends to be just another ‘run-of-the-mill’ politician, putting party politics ahead of the Maine people.”