The Democratic Party official in Texas who stoked outrage by calling Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) “an oreo” resigned Tuesday.
“I am deeply and sincerely sorry for my inappropriate and hurtful use of [a] 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.
Following Scott’s rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress, O’Connor offended many when he described the African American Republican as “an oreo.”
”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,” O’Connor wrote before later deleting it.
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