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Texas Democrat who called Tim Scott an “Oreo” Resigns, admits “I have embarrassed myself and my party”

by Paul Goldberg


Lamar County Democratic Party chair Gary O’Connor, a Texas Democrat has resigned amid backlash after calling Senator Tim Scott an “Oreo.”

Texas Democrat who called Tim Scott an "Oreo" Resigns, admits "I have embarrassed myself and my party"

In a statement to the Washington Examiner, O’Conner said “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 continued.

“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,” he added.

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