An NDP MP with a history of Twitter outrage and shooting from the lip is leaving the Twitterverse after another profanity-laced thumb tirade.
Pat Martin — who is also the subject of a $5 million lawsuit for comments he made about a phone-bank firm — blew a gasket Wednesday night because he wasn’t invited to a funding announcement in his Winnipeg riding.
In a series of Tweets, he told one participant to “F— off,” said he was “fed up” with the “rat-faced whores” at the Conservative party, and regurgitated the sex life of political foe Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, the senior minister for Manitoba.
“Listen, I would never judge someone who screwed their babysitter for years or knocked up their secretary, so don’t ask me to respect…,” he said in one tweet.
“Look … Given the parliamentary session we’ve just endured, the term ‘rat faced whores’ is using a great deal of restraint…,” he said in another.
Martin has been flying under the radar for the last several months until he fell off the wagon over an announcement to fix a building.
“It appears the root of his upset was that he was not invited to an infrastructure funding announcement I did in his riding recently,” Toews said in an e-mail.
The minister said the funding was a joint announcement with the provincial NDP government, which allocated the bulk of the money for the renovation project.
“Apparently not even the provincial NDP government wants Pat at their announcements,” said Toews.
Karl Belanger, a senior official in NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s office, said the comments were “inappropriate and unacceptable”
“Mr. Martin agrees and we understand that he has decided to stop using his Twitter account,” Belanger said.
Julie Carmichael, Toews’ director of communications, tweeted that Martin should seek anger management counselling and provided a guide to therapists.
In his final tweet before deleting his account on Thursday, Martin apologized.
“It seems some people shouldn’t tweet so with this, I sign off,” he thumbed for the last time.
* MORBNOTE ; These morons refer to themselves as ‘ Right Honourable ‘ ?!!!! …
WHAT A FARCE !!!