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Former Hogan official speaks out after firing

Posted at 6:55 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 07:26:58-04

A man who used to work under Governor Hogan spoke for the first time today about why he was fired.

Arthur "Mac" Love was the deputy director for the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives -- until this past weekend.

He was fired after he made, what a Governor spokeswoman calls, "inapproproate" comments on social media about 17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse -- who's accused of murdering two people during protests in Wisconsin.

Love claims he's innocent. He says he doesn't want his job back -- but he wants his life back.

"It shouldn't be a question of if you're a republican you get fired and if you're a democrat you keep a job. Or vice versa. Sorry. This is my life, or was," Love said.

Love created a website called defendmac.com, where he's trying to collect $150,000 for an emergency defense fund.