Democratic Party Chairman Gary O’Connor of Lamar County in Texas resigned Tuesday after dealing with backlash for calling Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott an “oreo.”
“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,” O’Connor wrote.
O’Connor confronted backlash from fellow Texas politicians, together with Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who known as the feedback “disgusting, hateful, and completely unacceptable” and demanded his resignation.
This is disgusting, hateful, and utterly unacceptable.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 1, 2021
Texas Republican Party Chairman Allen West mentioned he a “gift” for O’Connor whereas holding a field of the well-known cookies.
— Allen West (@AllenWest) May 4, 2021
“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 Emma Colton on the Washington Examiner. “It was insensitive, and I have embarrassed myself and my party by its use.”
Scott was met with racist assaults after his speech, main “Uncle Tim” to pattern on Twitter that very same evening. (RELATED: Sen. Tim Scott Receives Racist Attacks During Republicans’ Response To Biden Address. Twitter Makes It Trend)
Twitter continues to be out right here going out of its option to make racist assaults in opposition to GOP Sen. Tim Scott go viral. Apparently they need him to endure for the crime of upstaging Biden by way of a extremely efficient speech. Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/zwXYyowdIX
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 29, 2021
Scott reacted to the “intolerance [that] so often comes from the left” on Fox & Friends the subsequent day.