A New York State Democrat senator came under intense fire on Tuesday after he urged a Republican aide to kill herself in a now-deleted tweet and then immediately continued attacking her.
Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) instructed New York State Republican Deputy Communications Director Candice Giove to “Kill yourself!” after she allegedly exposed Parker appearing to misuse a parking placard.
“[I] got to the bottom of this. The placard is assigned to @SenatorParker,” Giove tweeted. “However, the license plate # on the placard does not match the vehicle. So he either used it in another car or gave it to someone to use, both of which are not permitted.”
Parker’s horrifying remark comes after he “attracted attention late last month when he proposed a bill that would require those seeking a firearm permit to consent to having their social-media accounts searched for objectionable content,” the Democrat & Chronicle reported. “The bill would require gun-seekers to turn over their passwords to key accounts to police, if necessary. If approved, up to three years of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter posts and one year of search-engine history would be open to scrutiny.”
Shortly after instructing Giove to commit suicide, Parker apologized for his comment and then immediately continued attacking her:
Parker faced intense backlash over his comments:
The Democrat & Chronicle noted that Parker is a convicted criminal as he was “convicted of misdemeanor criminal mischief after damaging a camera belonging to a New York Post photographer who was assigned to take photos of him outside his Brooklyn home” in 2010.