The executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party in New Mexico has been suspended indefinitely without pay after calling a 19-year-old volunteer "a radical bitch" on Twitter.

"It was in ill-fated attempt at humor, on my personal page, not the county party’s page," Steve Kush told the the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday.

The Huffington Post reported that Kush tweeted the comment during a county commission hearing on raising the minimum wage.

"Nice hat Working America chick but damn you are a radical bitch," Kush wrote, referring to a young woman who testified in favor of raising the minimum wage.

On his Facebook page, Kush also said: “Uh oh another Working America chick...nice boots...I know she makes more than min wage.” He later added: "she was hot enough to almost make me register democrat."