Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan through a spokesman on Friday called the racially tinged comments by billionaire donor Daniel Loeb aimed at Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins “clearly inappropriate.”

“These comments crossed the line and were clearly inappropriate,” said the spokesman, Scott Reif. “He was right to apologize.”

Loeb has deleted a Facebook post in which he suggested Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has done more to harm people of color than a person in a hood, a reference to the Ku Klux Klan.

Loeb has been a prolific donor to Senate Republicans and their candidates, as well as Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein as well as Cuomo have condemned the remarks.