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Brooklyn Senator Tells GOP Aide To ‘Kill’ Self

December 18, 2018 - 3:07 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A Brooklyn politician told a GOP spokeswoman to commit suicide Tuesday morning.

The exchange occurred when someone on Twitter asked about a white Volkswagen with a state Senate-issued parking placard that was blocking a bike lane in Midtown.

GOP state Senate spokeswoman Candice Giove responded, claiming the placard belonged to Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Flatbush), but that the license plate number on the placard did not match the vehicle.

Parker was apparently enraged that he would be accused of misusing his state-issued parking pass and fired back: “Kill yourself!”

He deleted the tweet moments later, but not before Giove could share it, writing in disbelief: “Did a Senator just write this to me?”

The Democrat later apologized, saying he used a “poor choice of words.”

Though, it was not the first time Parker lost his temper. In fact, the New York Post reports that he was forced to enroll in an anger management course in 2005 after slugging a traffic cop.

Parker is currently backing legislation that would require police to review social media posts for  a history of violence before issuing gun permits.