The Texas Democratic Party official who called Sen. Tim Scott an “oreo” is resigning after multiple state leaders condemned his “disgusting” comments.
“I am deeply and sincerely sorry for my inappropriate and hurtful use of racist term I used to describe Sen. Tim Scott on my personal Facebook page. It was insensitive, and I have embarrassed myself and my party by its use,” Lamar County Democratic Party Chairman Gary O’Connor told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday morning.
“As a result, I feel compelled to offer my resignation as chair of the Lamar County Democratic Party for consideration by the County Executive Committee,” he said.
His resignation comes after he called Scott an “oreo” following Scott’s Republican rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress. “Oreo” refers to a black person who is perceived as acting like a white person.
“I had hoped that Scott might show some common sense, but it seems clear he is little more than an oreo with no real principles,” the post read.
O’Connor was hit with condemnation from Gov. Greg Abbott and other Texas political leaders over the post.
“This is disgusting, hateful, and completely unacceptable. O’Connor must apologize to @SenatorTimScott & step down immediately,” Abbott tweeted Saturday. “@texasdemocrats censure him.”
In his speech last Wednesday, Scott said, “Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country,” and he spoke in defense of Georgia’s election integrity law, which has been panned by liberals as disenfranchising black voters.
“I’m an African American who has voted in the South all my life,” Scott said. “I take voting rights personally. Republicans support making it easier to vote and harder to cheat.”
- ^ Joe Biden (www.washingtonexaminer.com)
- ^ TWITTER STOPPED ‘UNCLE TIM’ FROM TRENDING, BUT NO WORD IF IT WILL REMOVE TWEETS (www.washingtonexaminer.com)
- ^ Gov. Greg Abbott and other Texas political leaders over the post (www.washingtonexaminer.com)
- ^ Twitter last week. (www.washingtonexaminer.com)
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