A Democratic state senator in New York apologized Tuesday for a tweet suggesting that a Republican legislative staffer kill herself -- before referring to her as "a Twitter troll" in an interview published hours later.
Kevin Parker, who represents a Brooklyn Senate district, initially tweeted "Kill yourself!" to Republican Senate aide Candice Giove after she accused Parker of misusing a Senate parking placard in Manhattan. Parker later deleted the initial tweet and apologized in another message to Giove, saying that he had "used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and [sic] should not be made light of."