Later in her remarks, Price said that “liberal achievements include the invention of group therapy, the domestication of cats, group hugs and the evolution of their women to have higher testosterone levels than many of their men.”
Democratic party spokesman Michael Smith called on Price, a physician and wife of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, to "follow her husband's lead and resign from office in disgrace." He stepped down last year amid questions about his use of private and military jets at taxpayer expense.
“It’s quite sad that Betty Price has reduced herself to the kind of crass and classless remarks we've come to expect from Trump’s Twitter account,” he said.
Price said the remarks were clearly a joke.
“I issued a disclaimer. It’s been around the Internet a thousand times,” she said. “If that’s all they got, good luck.”
Price faces a GOP challenge in May from former Roswell Mayor Jere Wood, who served as mayor for 20 years until a judge ruled he can't seek another term.
She also has landed in hot water over comments about whether there was a legal way to quarantine people with HIV. She has said her remarks at the state legislative hearing were taken "completely out of context."