UNITED STATES−On Tuesday, May 4, Texas Democrat Party chair, Gary O’Connor apologized for a racial slur against South Carolina Senator, Tim Scott, prompting him to announce his resignation.
O’ Connor called Scott an “Oreo,” on Facebook following his response to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress.
“I am deeply and sincerely sorry for my inappropriate and hurtful use of [the]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,” O’Connor told the Washington Examiner in a statement.
“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.”
On May 6, Texas GOP leader, Allen West sent Oreo cookies to Democrats who refused to accept the resignation of their party chair who condemned Scott’s anti-racism speech. Scott has faced backlash from members of the Democratic party noting he must not really be African American.
West, who has a following of 2,641,983 people on Facebook, wrote a handwritten letter he sent with the cookies to the Democrats condemning Senator Scott.
“What we’ve come to realize is that Gary O’Connor realized that he did wrong, and he took the individual responsibility to do what was right, but the Democratic party, the institution of the Democratic party, the leadership of the Democratic party says they’re not accepting his resignation, that everything is fine, that he doesn’t have to apologize for calling a sitting U.S. Senator, a Republican Senator, a black Senator from South Carolina, an Oreo,” West wrote on Facebook.
“See, that’s the problem. When you want to talk about institutionalized racism, when you want to talk about systemic racism, and the pervaders thereof, it’s the Democrat party. They’ve always been. They never voted for the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. They are the party of Jim Crow. They are the party of segregation, of slavery, and now because of the soft bigotry of low expectations that sees the independent thinking of black men and woman as a threat,” West added.
Scott cited his Christianity, and efforts of the Republican Party to work together in a bipartisan effort, “but Democrats wanted to go it alone.”
“They spent almost $2 Trillion on a partisan bill that the White House bragged that it ‘was the most liberal bill in history.’ Only one percent went to vaccinations. No requirements to open schools promptly. Hear me, America, is not a racist country,” Senator Scott stated.