A Richardson, Texas, city councilman apologized and deleted his Twitter account after he called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Memo: Dangers loom for Trump on immigration Students retreating from politics as campuses become progressive playgrounds Former GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota 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 TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE's State of the Union address, according to the New York Daily News.

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“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.

“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.