GOP lawmaker rips Trump for Stormy Daniels attack: This is 'unbecoming of any man'

Rep. Ryan CostelloRyan Anthony CostellloRep. Brendan Boyle decides against Pennsylvania Senate bid Pennsylvania's Democratic lt. governor files to run for Senate Bottom Line MORE (R-Pa.) condemned President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Overnight Health Care: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents | Biden administration reverses limits on LGBTQ health protections Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal MORE on Tuesday after he attacked the appearance of adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, calling her "Horseface" in a tweet celebrating his victory against her in her defamation lawsuit.

“To say this is unbecoming of any man, let alone the POTUS, is a vast understatement,” Costello, who is not seeking reelection, tweeted late Tuesday morning.

“And to say this enables teenage boys to feel they have a license to refer to girls [with] such names is obvious,” he continued. “It’s all very embarrassing.”

The Republican lawmaker's remarks came shortly after Trump attacked Daniels on Twitter, calling her a “total con.”

“Federal Judge throws out Stormy Danials [sic] lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full legal fees.' @FoxNews Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!'” Trump tweeted. 


Trump’s tweet came one day after a federal judge threw out Daniels's defamation lawsuit against the president and ordered the adult-film actress to repay his legal fees.

The ruling does not affect a separate lawsuit Daniels is bringing against the president regarding a 2016 nondisclosure agreement.

Costello, who has openly criticized the president before, announced in March that he would not seek reelection, citing the partisan political environment. 

In June, he slammed Trump on Twitter following an announcement that the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles would not visit the White House.

Costello, a self-declared “Philly sports fan,” said the president handled the meeting with the team poorly and added that he was “disappointed” in Trump’s decision.