Texas Democrat faces calls to resign after calling Senator Scott an “Oreo”

Texas Democrat Gary O’Conner is facing anger and calls to resign after calling Senator Tim Scott an “Oreo” in a now deleted Facebook post.

“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’Conner wrote.

Governor Greg Abbott wrote “This is disgusting, hateful, and completely unacceptable.”

“O’Connor must apologize to @SenatorTimScott & step down immediately. ”

Rep. Pat Fallon said in a statement “Gary O’Connor’s comment against Senator Tim Scott is abhorrent, insulting, and unforgivable. Both he and the entire Lamar County Democratic Party should be ashamed of this racist behavior. O’Connor must apologize and step down immediately. Additionally, I call on both the Democratic Party of Texas and the NAACP to condemn these words, and the state party should take swift action to censure him. This kind of behavior is not tolerable in Texas, the United States, or any political party.”