June 15, 2021

TX Democrat leader resigns after calling Sen. Tim Scott a racial slur

A Texas Democrat leader has resigned after referring to Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) as an “Oreo,” an incident that caused a social media uproar for several days before he finally chose to bow to the pressure. 

The Lamar County Democratic Party Chairman Gary O’Connor resigned after calls for his removal over his use of a racial slur toward the senator. The comment took place following Scott’s rebuttal of President Joe Biden’s speech to a joint session of Congress last Wednesday.

“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,” he wrote on Facebook.

In a statement to The Washington Examiner on Tuesday, O’Connor wrote, “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.”

He added, “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.”

Calls for O’Connor’s resignation came from top Texas leaders over the past week. Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted Saturday:

Scott has gained wide acclaim for his rebuttal to the president. He argued against America as a racist country and highlighted the many positive changes that have taken place during his lifetime, including his role as a U.S. Senator.

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  3. I do not care what your skin color is, we are all related in Christ. Please do not call me a racist, I’m not.

  4. People who dwell on calling others racists just never can seem to get over it. We have to feel sorry for them but hope they will eventually find some other “rant” to use. Isn’t there something else you can rant on but that? People either are or are not–you will never know.

  5. Senator Tim Scott/SC, was very polite, and to the point, of what can be achieved. He is a positive Role Model, and a Honorable, Honest elected official serving as is expected of him. In SC, we are proud of what he stands up for, The American Citizens, and, our SC. He cares about the American Citizen, and what we have suffered during this NIGHTMARE that has taken such a toll on most of us. We were not prepared for such a time of facing such a deadly virus. Lives have been destroyed, and the fallout still continues. He has stood with us throughout all of this, and he will continue to do so. This is the person that he is, and the TRUE LEADER, that is a blessing .He is a Christian, he chooses to be, and all have the choice to follow who they want. In SC we are most, Christians. We are glad to have Senator Tim Scott serving us, and standing up for justice! People can call him whatever, but we call him, OUR SENATOR TIM SCOTT. God is SO GOOD! We thank him for our Tim!

    1. Very true and it isn’t just the one, it’s the many who think that way about anyone who disagrees with them. Race is just being used to keep the chaos stirred up because in most cases they have nothing else..

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