After calling Tim Scott an ‘oreo’ Texas Dem chair resigns

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) gives the GOP Rebuttal to President Biden’s address

A day after Lamar County Democratic Party chair Gary O’Connor called Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) an “oreo” on social media, O’Connor resigned from his position Tuesday. The scathing, now deleted, Facebook post was O’Connor’s response to Scott’s GOP rebuttal speech over the weekend.

“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,” O’Connor told the Washington Examiner. “It was insensitive, and I have embarrassed myself and my party by its use.”

“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,” O’Connor said.

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