Gotham Government Relations Cuts Ties Over Obama Official’s Harassment of Halal Cart Vendor

Gotham Government Relations Cuts Ties Over Obama Official's Harassment of Halal Cart Vendor

Gotham Government Relations cuts ties with former Obama administration official caught harassing halal cart vendor

  • Gotham Government Relations ended all affiliation with Stuart Seldowitz after a video surfaced of him harassing a halal cart vendor
  • David Schwartz, the founder and president of Gotham Government Relations, expressed outrage at the video and offered to represent the food vendor pro bono
  • Seldowitz claimed to work as a financial representative at Northwestern Mutual, but the company denied that he was an employee or affiliate
  • The video shows Seldowitz asking racist and Islamophobic questions to the food vendor, prompting swift condemnation and distancing from various companies

Gotham Government Relations cuts ties with former Obama administration official caught harassing halal cart vendor

Manhattan-based lobbying firm Gotham Government Relations announced on Tuesday that they have cut all ties with Stuart Seldowitz, a former Obama administration official, after a viral video emerged showing him harassing a halal cart vendor in the Upper East Side. The firm described the video as “vile, racist and beneath the dignity of the standards we practice at our firm.”

Condemnation from Companies and Denial from Northwestern Mutual

Aside from Gotham Government Relations, Northwestern Mutual also distanced itself from Seldowitz, denying that he was an employee or affiliate of the company. This swift disassociation from multiple companies underscores the severity of the video and the impact it has had on Seldowitz’s professional connections.

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