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GOP Leaders Criticized For Social Media Exchange

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Bernalillo County GOP leaders are under fire for making sexist comments on social media.

The comments made during Tuesday night’s Bernalillo County commission meeting on raising the minimum wage are being circulated and criticized by the liberal-leaning Progress Now.

During the meeting, a Twitter post from the account of Bernalillo County Republican Executive Director Steve Kush referred to one woman who was testifying as a “radical (expletive.)”

Then, on Facebook, there was a comment from Kush’s account about a woman’s boots. Bob Cornelius, the county party’s former executive director, replied: “Maybe she used those shoes to walk Central.” a reference to a street known for prostitution.

A follow up post from Kush’s account said the woman was “hot enough to almost make me register democrat.”

Cornelius apologized Wednesday for his “inappropriate” comments. Kush did not immediately respond to emails or phone calls.

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