Texas Democratic Official Resigns Over Racist Slur He Used Against Senator Tim Scott – Democrats Reject His Resignation
“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”
A few days ago, Fuzzy Slippers wrote about a Texas Democratic party official named Gary O’Connor, who used a racial slur against Senator Tim Scott following his powerful response to Biden’s first speech to Congress.
Some high-ranking Republicans, including Texas Governor Greg Abbott, called on O’Connor to resign. Surprisingly, he did.
Houston Keene reports at FOX News:
Texas Democratic official resigns after calling Tim Scott an ‘oreo’
The Texas Democratic official who called Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., an “oreo” on Twitter last week has resigned from his position following a backlash.
Lamar County Democratic Party chair Gary O’Connor announced his resignation Tuesday in a statement, days after sparking a firestorm online by calling Scott an “oreo” in a since-deleted Facebook post.
O’Connor apologized for targeting Scott with the racial slur, which refers to a Black person who is perceived as acting White.
“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 said in a statement to 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,” he added.
To be clear, what O’Connor said about Tim Scott was truly vicious.
From Yahoo News:
After Scott delivered the Republican rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress, O’Connor labeled the senator an “Oreo”, referring to a black individual who is perceived as displaying characteristics of a white person.
“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 other political officials slammed O’Connor’s words 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.”
In a stunning move, the Lamar County Democratic Party has refused to accept O’Connor’s resignation.
Samuel Chamberlain reports at the New York Post:
Texas county Dems reject resignation of pol who called Sen. Tim Scott ‘oreo’
A Texas county’s Democratic Party rejected the resignation of its chairman Tuesday, days after he described Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) as an “oreo.”
Lamar County Democratic Party chairman Gary O’Connor, who is white, told the Washington Examiner in a statement that he was “deeply and sincerely sorry” for using the “racist term” against Scott, one of three black senators and the only black Republican.
“It was insensitive and I have embarrassed myself and my party by its use,” O’Connor’s statement read.
However, the Lamar County Democratic Party issued its own statement late Tuesday.
“Our local Democrats have taken the last few days to reflect upon this incident,” the organization said, according to MyParisTexas.com.
“After much discussion — especially among our local [b]lack Democrats — we chose not to accept Mr. O’Connor’s resignation.”
From a Democrat perspective, this makes perfect sense. Why should O’Connor resign if Andrew Cuomo is still in office?
The most important thing to remember, is that progressives lost their minds because Tim Scott said America is not a racist country.
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