Texas councilman apologizes and deletes Twitter account after calling Ocasio-Cortez a 'bimbo'
A Richardson, Texas, city councilman apologized and deleted his Twitter account after he called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezWhite House blasts Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal: ‘Central planning disaster’ Hillicon Valley: Feds looking into Bezos claims about National Enquirer | Amazon reconsidering New York City HQ2 move | Sprint sues AT&T over 5G marketing claims On The Money: Negotiators discussing border funding lower than Trump’s demand | Amazon reconsiders HQ2 move to New York City | Early IRS numbers point to smaller average refunds MORE (D-N.Y.) a “bimbo” in a tweet.
Scott Dunn wrote in a now-private Facebook post that he was sorry for the “offensive” remarks he says he used in defense of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House begins search for person who leaked president’s schedule: report O’Rourke to headline counter-Trump rally at border Trump touts Kim summit: North Korea will become economic ‘rocket’ MORE‘s State of the Union address, according to the New York Daily News.
“The words I used were offensive,” Dunn wrote, according to the Daily News. “I am responsible for my own words and actions. I apologize to anyone who finds what I said offensive.”
Twitter users and other Richardson officials criticized Dunn for his language after he called the New York lawmaker a “bimbo” with “nothing between your ear” in apparent response to a tweet from Ocasio-Cortez calling the president’s State of the Union address an “embarrassment” for the nation.
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“Richardson’s values are best upheld when we engage in civic discourse that is civil in tone, respectful of others and designed to produce constructive outcomes for the betterment of our community,” Richardson’s Mayor Paul Voelker said in a statement, according to the Daily News. “Even when we disagree about important political and social issues, we shouldn’t resort to name-calling.”
Dunn’s Twitter account was shut down as of Saturday afternoon, and his personal Facebook page did not mention the controversy in any public posts.
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