Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is drawing criticism over a Twitter exchange he was involved in this weekend.

On Sunday, Abbott responded to a tweet from @jefflegal. As you can see in the image, he tweeted “@GregAbbottTX would absolutely demolish idiot @WendyDavis in Gov race – run Wendy run! Retard Barbie to learn life lesson. #TGDN @tcot.” In a tweet that has since been deleted, Abbott responded, thanking him for his support.

The Texas Democratic party was quick to respond. Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa released a statement, saying:

“That Greg Abbott would thank a supporter for calling Senator Wendy Davis a ‘Retard Barbie’ is absolutely disgusting and disturbing.”

Abbott later tweeted back saying, “FYI: I thank supporters on Twitter, but I don’t endorse anyone’s offensive language. Stay positive.”

Sen. Davis is considering a run for Governor. She expected to make an official announcement around Labor Day.