(NBC) An eastern Pennsylvania town says it intends to fire a police chief previously suspended after he posted online videos of himself shooting automatic weapons and going on profanity-laced tirades about liberals and the Second Amendment.

The announcement of Gilberton’s plan to fire police chief Mark Kessler was made Thursday. It came after a closed-door disciplinary hearing his lawyer says concerned unrelated and trumped-up allegations town officials were using to conceal their intent to fire him over the videos.

Kessler told reporters outside his disciplinary hearing that he had been an excellent police chief and had nothing to apologize for.

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