New York Senate Dem reportedly pushed lobbyist before committee meeting

A New York state senator had to be restrained after allegedly pushing a lobbyist into the Capitol building before a committee meeting on energy and telecommunications.

Michael Carey, a lobbyist seeking support for a 911 civil rights bill, told Fox News Digital that he was speaking with Democratic Senator Kevin Parker before the Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications on Wednesday when the altercation occurred.

Carey was seeking a piece of legislation and he approached Parker prior to the meeting and asked for his support.

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New York State Senator Kevin Parker speaks during a press conference announcing legislation in New York City. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

In particular, Carey has called for a change in developmental disability systems. Carey's son died in 2007 while in state care.

Carey allegedly tried to explain the situation to Parker prior to the meeting, to which the latter shouted back, “I don't care,” the lobbyist claimed.

The two men were standing about 15 feet away when Carey questioned Parker and said, “Don't you care that my son died?”

Parker said for the second time, “I don't care,” Carey said.

Carey then claims he turned to the others in the room and said, “You heard it, all of you.” He doesn't care.'

The next thing Carey knew, Parker would have looked him in the face.

Parker reportedly jumped at Carey after calling out the senator for showing no remorse for his late son. Bystanders then reportedly jumped in to stop Parker.

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Kevin Parker, Senator from New York

New York State Senator Kevin Parker speaks during a press conference announcing the state's commitment to the development of clean energy and energy efficiency. (Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Fox News Digital reached out to Parker and the state police for comment but did not immediately hear back.

Still, Carey said he has filed charges against Parker. He said he's not sure how the senator reached the level of attacking him, but he hopes Parker gets help for his anger.

“That's my hope,” Carey said. “I don't wish the senator any ill will.”

No charges have been filed against either man.

After the altercation, Parker was seen taking a seat at the beginning of the commission meeting video and joking about the issue.

“There's always a lot of excitement on this committee,” Parker said. 'Don't know. Someone said my committee meetings are boring.”

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He then said he hoped Wednesday's meeting would be “as exciting as the pregame.”

Last year, Parker was accused in a lawsuit of raping a woman early in his career as a lawmaker when he went to her home to discuss disaster relief for Haiti.

The lawsuit filed in November 2023 alleges Parker assaulted the woman in 2004. She claimed that they were busy providing aid to Haiti, and after finishing a conversation about her work, she stood up and said goodbye.

The woman claims Parker then grabbed her wrists, took her down a hallway to her bedroom, made a sexual comment and raped her, the lawsuit said.

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According to news reports at the time, Parker was arrested in 2005 and charged with assault after punching a traffic officer who gave him a ticket for double parking. That same year, a former assistant accused Parker of threatening her after she publicly complained that he pushed and hit her when she worked for him.

Parker was also convicted of misdemeanor assault in 2010 after chasing a New York Post photographer and damaging their camera.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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