Michael Fabricant Apologizes For Tweeting He Would Punch Female Journalist ‘In The Throat’

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British Conservative Party MP Michael Fabricant apologized after facing criticism for saying he would like to punch journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown “in the throat.”

The MP for Lichfield, in Staffordshire, tweeted his remark about the journalist, who is a columnist with British newspaper The Independent, on Thursday after she appeared on a Channel 4 News discussion with fellow journalist Rod Liddle.

Fabricant reportedly did not like Alibhai-Brown’s views on British values and wrote on his Twitter account that he could never be part of a discussion with the Uganda-born British journalist.

“I could never appear on a discussion prog with @y_alibhai   I would either end up with a brain haemorrhage or by punching her in the throat,” Fabricant wrote on his Twitter account.

The online remark led to massive outrage on social media with users demanding an apology from the politician. Fabricant took to Twitter Friday posting a series of tweets to defend his comments.

Gloria De Piero, a British Labour Party politician, was among those who called for Fabricant's apology.

“Michael Fabricant’s tweet is utterly appalling and he must apologise personally to Yasmin Alibhai Brown immediately," she told The Huffington Post UK.

Others described his comment as "unacceptable" and condemned him for "threatening physical violence" while being a member of parliament.

Here are some of the tweets by users criticizing Fabricant's comments.

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