Things got heated between New York State Senator Kevin Parker (D) and Candice Giove, the Deputy Communications Director for the New York State Senate Majority, which is held by the Republican Party. According to the Daily Caller, the exchange was over a blocked bike lane:
It all started with a tweet about a bike lane in New York, blocked by cars allegedly abusing placards to park where they shouldn’t. New York State Senate Majority’s deputy communications director Candice Giove dug a little deeper and claimed that one of the placards belonged to Sen. Parker — but the vehicle was not the same one to which the placard was legally assigned.
Here's how the conversation went:
It got to the bottom of this. The placard is assigned to @SenatorParker. 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. https://t.co/dcu6ZUyVVO— Candice Giove (@candicegiove) December 18, 2018
Parker replied but then quickly deleted what he said:
Oh my word. pic.twitter.com/DB7KgEZj8s— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) December 18, 2018
And then he came back with an apology:
I sincerely apologize. I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and should not be made light of.— Senator Kevin Parker (@SenatorParker) December 18, 2018
But it didn't take long for him to attack Giove and her stance as a Republican.
Where was @Candicegiove when NYers voted for a #Democratic State Senate & progressive legislation like the Dream Act & CFE funding? That’s right, working with the #NOIDC appendage of the GOP. #DreamAct #CFEFunding— Senator Kevin Parker (@SenatorParker) December 18, 2018
. @Candicegiove is on the wrong side of history for every important issue facing New York State!— Senator Kevin Parker (@SenatorParker) December 18, 2018
It was quickly pointed out that Parker supports a newly-proposed law in New York that would require social media checks for those who want to purchase a firearm.
Parker is backing a bill that would have law enforcement review social media history before allowing someone to obtain a firearm https://t.co/DyHKmmxfBW— Nick Reisman (@NickReisman) December 18, 2018
And this folks, is an example of someone who needs to stay off social media.