ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The minimum wage debate at Tuesday's Bernalillo County Commission meeting was plenty heated.
But it was Bernalillo County GOP executive director Steve Kush who got perhaps a little too heated on social media with what critics have labeled "sexist" comments.
When a 19-year old minimum wage advocate was weighing in on minimum wage, Kush took to Twitter and Facebook.
"Nice hat Working America chick but damn you are a radical bitch," Kush wrote online.
He didn't stop there.
When Working America's Chelsey Evans took the microphone next, Kush commented on her boots saying they were nice enough that "I know she makes more than min wage."
That's when another Republican, GOP operative Bob Cornelius jumped in.
" Maybe she used those shoes to walk Central," Cornelius wrote on Kush's Facebook page, implying Evans was a prostitute.
"She was hot enough to almost make me want to register Democrat," Kush wrote.
The next day, Kush and Cornelius both released apologies for their remarks. Kush has now been suspended indefinitely without pay from the Bernalillo County GOP.
"It was dumb, it was stupid, the remarks were insensitive and having two sisters I should've known better," Kush told News 13 in a phone interview.
Kush says the comments were meant as jokes, not attacks.
State GOP chairman John Billingsley released a statement condemning the comments from both men calling them "incredibly offensive."
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