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Maryland Democratic Party fires back at Hogan on attorney general resolution

Gov. Larry Hogan (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Gov. Larry Hogan (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

A Maryland Democratic Party spokesman hired to “hold Gov. Larry Hogan accountable” is firing back after the first-term Republican criticized the opposition party of playing politics and focusing on linking him to President Donald Trump.

Bryan Lesswing, who was recently hired by the Maryland Democratic Party, said Friday afternoon that Hogan’s comments earlier in the day on WBAL Radio amounted to another attempt to silence his critics.

“It’s concerning that every time Governor Hogan doesn’t get his way, his instinct is to discredit and silence his critics — just like when he banned Marylanders on his official Facebook page,” Lesswing said. “Maybe Governor Hogan should spend more time working with Democrats in the General Assembly to defend Maryland from Donald Trump’s harmful agenda instead of making excuses and playing partisan politics.”

Hogan, speaking Friday morning on the WBAL-AM’s C4 Show, chastised Democrats for expanding the power of the Office of the Attorney General and enabling Brian E. Frosh to sue the federal government without any checks or balances.

“It’s absurd,” said Hogan. “They don’t have any regard for the law whatsoever.

Additionally, Hogan went on to criticize Democrats and the state party for hiring “somebody full-time at the Maryland Democratic Party to attack me.”

That “somebody” is Lesswing, although Hogan never named him directly.

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