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

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

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.