A Brooklyn pol with anger-management problems told a state Republican official to commit suicide Tuesday.
“Kill yourself!” state Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Flatbush) raged at GOP state Senate spokeswoman Candice Giove in a since-deleted tweet Tuesday morning.
Parker was apparently miffed that Giove, a former Post reporter, accused him of parking illegally in Manhattan and misusing his state-issued parking placard.
“Did a Senator just write this to me?” a shocked Giove tweeted.
It started when someone tweeted about a white Volkswagen with a state Senate-issued parking placard blocking the 2nd Avenue bike lane in Midtown.
Giove tweeted that “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,” which prompted Parker’s outrageous tweet.
He apologized later Tuesday.
“I sincerely apologize. I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and should not be made light of,” the pol tweeted at Giove.
But Giove’s boss Scott Reif said Parker’s hateful comment “speaks for itself.” Giove did not respond to a request for comment.
Parker apparently gets heated about his cars — he was forced to enroll in an anger-management course in 2005 after he slugged a traffic cop.
And he shocked political observers in 2009 when he lashed out at then-Gov. David Paterson and called him a “coke-snorting, staff-banging” governor.
The pugilistic pol was also found guilty of criminal mischief in 2010 after he socked a Post lensman who was staking out his house.
The incident cost him his leadership position and committee assignment at the time — along with his $22,000-a-year stipend for the positions.
Ironically, the pol is also pushing legislation that would require authorities to comb through social media for red flags before issuing gun permits.
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