White Texas Dem official who called GOP Sen. Tim Scott ‘oreo’ resigns

White Texas Dem official who called GOP Sen. Tim Scott ‘oreo’ resigns


The head of the Democratic Party in a Texas county resigned Tuesday, days after he described Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) as an “oreo,” leading to an outcry among Republicans.

Now-former Lamar County Democratic Party chairman Gary O’Connor, who is white, told the Washington Examiner in a statement that he was “deeply and sincerely sorry” for using the “racist term” against Scott, one of three black senators and the only black Republican.

“It was insensitive and I have embarrassed myself and my party by its use,” O’Connor’s statement read.

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O’Connor used the slur, commonly used to describe a black person perceived to be acting like a typical white person, on his personal Facebook page after Scott delivered the formal Republican response to President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress last week.

The phrase “Uncle Tim” trended on Twitter for hours after Sen. Tim Scott’s response to President Joe Biden.Joshua Roberts/Pool via AP

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