GOP Official Deletes Twitter Account After Sexist Attack On AOC

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During Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, he praised a Congress that seated a record number of female legislators in 2019. Proving just how much hasn’t changed for women, GOP city councilman Scott Dunn waited less than a week after that speech to refer to a female member of Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as a “bimbo.”

‘The embarrassment is to have bimbos like you with nothing between your ear [sic].’

The post made the rounds on Twitter in the form of a screenshot, as the Richardson, Texas city councilman quickly deleted the account and apologized amidst the backlash, saying, according to the New York Daily News, “the words I used were offensive. I am responsible for my own words and actions. I apologize to anyone who finds what I said offensive.”

The Daily News was unable to determine what prompted Dunn’s remarks, concluding that:

‘The context surrounding Dunn’s tweet is unclear as he deleted his account amid criticism and backlash online, but it was in “defense of the President” and his recent State of the Union Address.’

Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker issued a statement condemning the remark, saying:

‘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. Even when we disagree about important political and social issues, we shouldn’t resort to name-calling.’

Twitter was also not having Dunn’s archaic, misogynistic outburst. Read some of their comments below:

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