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US Democratic Senator Sinks to New Lows on Twitter

We’d show you the tweet if we could. But it’s been deleted.

You can do that with Twitter. But you can’t delete people’s memories. And some things simply can’t be unsaid.

New York’s Democrat Senator Kevin Parker sent a tweet to Republican Senate aide Candice Giove. He only bothered writing two words: ‘Kill yourself!

Parker attempted to defuse his bombshell by apologising for what were, according to him, ‘a poor choice of words’, after posting the tweet.

The tweet was sent after Giove accused Parker over Twitter of exploiting a Senate parking placard in Manhattan.

The tweet was quickly deleted by Parker before he sent an apology to Giove.

According to AP ‘Messages were left with his office’.

Parker apologises for ‘poor choice’ of words

Parker was first elected to the Senate in 2002. Last month the Brooklyn politician won re-election, recently he was announced as the incoming chairman of the Senate Energy Committee.

In his apology message, Parker wrote:

I used a poor choice of words

Suicide is a serious thing and and [sic] should not be made light of.’

Parker was quickly condemned for his comments by Twitter commenters, some even calling for his resignation.

Giove, a spokeswoman for the Senate’s Republican conference had the support of Long Island Senator and the Senate’s Republican leader, John Flanagan. He voiced that Parker’s Democratic colleagues ‘reprimand’ him for the insensitive comments.

Flanagan stated:

There is simply no place for discourse like this in politics, in government, or anywhere’.

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