The Texas Democratic chief who known as Senator Tim Scott an “oreo” has resigned in response to mounting strain from state officers on either side of the aisle.
“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,” Lamar County Democratic Party Chairman Gary O’Connor informed the Washington Examiner Tuesday.
“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 stated.
After Scott delivered the Republican rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s joint handle to Congress, O’Connor labeled the senator an “Oreo”, referring to a black particular person who’s perceived as displaying traits of a white individual.
“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,” the Texas Democrat commented.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott and different political officers slammed O’Connor’s phrases on social media.
“This is disgusting, hateful, and completely unacceptable. O’Connor must apologize to @SenatorTimScott & step down immediately,” Abbott wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “@texasdemocrats censure him.”
O’Connor’s derogatory feedback come after the racial slur, “Uncle Tim,” trended on Twitter after Scott’s speech final week.
Twitter blocked the phrase from showing within the platform’s trending part to forestall it from going viral, however present tweets containing the language weren’t eliminated.
In his response handle, Scott stated, “Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country,” and he spoke in protection of Georgia’s election integrity regulation, which has been panned by liberals as disenfranchising black voters.”
The South Carolina senator remarked that he had “experienced the pain of discrimination”. He added, “I’ve also experienced a different kind of intolerance.”
“I get called Uncle Tom and the n-word by progressives and liberals,” Scott remarked.