WASHINGTON D.C. (WLNS)– White House deputy press secretary, TJ Ducklo, announced his resignation on Saturday after threatening to “destroy” a female reporter.

It was reported that Ducklo threatened to “destroy” Politico reporter Tara Palmeri after being questioned about his relationship with another reporter.

He posted a statement on Twitter Saturday evening saying “no words can express my regret, my embarrassment, and my disgust for my behavior.”

Here is the full statement from Ducklo:

TJ Ducklo statement on resignation

White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, wrote this on Twitter Friday, announcing that Ducklo would be place on a one-week suspension without pay:

White House press secretary on Twitter Friday about TJ Ducklo