Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday called for the resignation of a Texas Democratic Party official who called Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) an “oreo.”
Gary O’Connor, chairman of the Lamar County Democratic Party, wrote in a Facebook post that Scott – the lone black Republican in the Senate who delivered a scathing rebuttal on Wednesday following President Joe Biden’s address to the nation – is “little more than an oreo with no real principles.” The post has since been deleted.
“This is disgusting, hateful, and completely unacceptable,” the Republican governor wrote on Twitter. “O’Connor must apologize to @SenatorTimScott & step down immediately.” Abbott also said that the Texas Democratic Party should “censure him” for the racial slur.
This is disgusting, hateful, and completely unacceptable.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 1, 2021
Urban Dictionary defines “oreo” as a “Term for African Americans that the black community is generally offended with for betraying their roots