St. Lawrence County legislator apologizes for comments, is censured

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Calling it a “learning experience,” the St. Lawrence County legislator who took to Facebook to write a derogatory post about now former President Barrack Obama has apologized.

Earlier this month, Joel LaPierre of Fowler took to social media to call Obama “BIG EARS,” and called for him and his family to be sent on a “one-way trip back to Kenya.”

In a statement, LaPierre says his remarks were “disrespectful” and that in the future he will express his opinions in a more suitable manner.

LaPierre’s fellow legislators voted 12-2 Monday to censure him for the comments.

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