Maryland’s Republican Governor Larry Hogan fired an employee for expressing support for Kyle Rittenhouse on his private Facebook page last month.
Rittenhouse is the Illinois teen who shot three people, killing two, last month in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during protests that turned violent.
Arthur “Mac” Love IV was the deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, which oversees the state’s ethnic and cultural commissions, community service programs and religious outreach.
Love wrote on his Facebook page under a post that showed Rittenhouse cleaning graffiti: “I’m grateful that conservatives are rallying behind this kid. He genuinely seems like a good person.”
He was fired soon after.
“These divisive images and statements are inconsistent with the mission and core values of the Office of Community Initiatives. Earlier today, I relieved this employee of his duties. Kevin Craft, administrative director of the Governor’s Commission on African Affairs, will assume these duties effective immediately,” Steve McAdams, executive director of the Governor’s Office on Community Initiatives, said in a statement describing Love’s firing.
Now Love is fighting back, hiring the attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse to defend him in his suit against Hogan.
“After being contacted by nearly every major law firm in the country, our team thought attorney John Pierce was uniquely qualified to protect Mac’s Constitutional rights and fight back against his unlawful termination by Governor Hogan,” a Love family spokesman told The Gateway Pundit of the Rittenhouse attorney.
Pierce says Hogan’s firing of Love was a violation of Love’s Constitutional rights.
“On August 31, 2020, Arthur ‘Mac’ Love exercised his God-given and Constitutional right of free expression. He was fired for it by Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland. Both rights – and many others – are under concerted attack from elements within this country and beyond who want to extinguish those rights and the American way of life itself. I will not let it happen to Kyle, and I will not let it happen to Mac. The time has come for all law-abiding, regular Americans to stand up and fight back,” Pierce told The Gateway Pundit.