Lawyer accused of racist tweet about Astorino running mate

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A White Plains attorney is under fire for making a racist tweet about Rob Astorino's running mate, Chris Moss.



Attorney Andrew Barovick tweeted Tuesday night, "In light of election loss, [Sheriff Moss] mulling offers to be new spokesmodel for either Cream of Wheat or Uncle Ben's rice." Both products use a black man as their logo.



Local civil rights advocates are calling the tweet offensive and the Astorino-Moss campaign has demanded a retraction. Barovick, who chairs a committee on the New York City Bar Association, quickly deleted the tweet and posted an apology, calling his words "dumb and insensitive."



The New York City Bar Association also released a statement, saying his tweet does not reflect their views. "We fully agree with him that his tweet was dumb and insensitive." A spokesperson for the association had nothing further to say when asked if he would be punished.



Barovick refused to comment on the incident when asked by News 12.


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