Lawyer Resigns From Committee Post at NYC Bar over Tweets Mocking Black Republicans

Lawyer Resigns From Committee Post at NYC Bar over Tweets Mocking Black Republicans

Breitbart News received word from the New York City Bar Association’s Executive Director Bret Parker late Tuesday afternoon that embattled New York attorney Andrew Barovick has resigned from his position in the organization as chairman of the Medical Malpractice Committee.

Barovick tweeted racially offensive statements about black Republicans including Chris Moss, Sheriff of Chemung County, New York; former RNC Chair Michael Steele; and former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain. Barovick wrote to the president of the City Bar Debra Raskin:

I am writing to inform you of my decision to resign from my position as chair of the City Bar’s Medical Malpractice Committee. As you know, I made a grave mistake by attempting to use humor to personally convey my frustration with the New York Republican Party through a tweet that upset a great number of people. Though it was not my intention to do so, it is clear that it caused pain and anger to those who read it, and for that, I am deeply sorry.

I take full responsibility for what I sent out, and for my personal lapse in judgment. I cannot change the words that I wrote, but I can acknowledge the significance of the pain they caused. After much heartfelt consideration, I have decided to take it upon myself to resign as Chair of the City Bar’s Medical Malpractice Committee, effective immediately.

Barovick is a partner in the New York City and Westchester based law firm of Alegria & Barovick LLP.


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