The Democrat party of Lamar, Texas has rejected the resignation of Chairman Gary O’Connor.
O’Conner apologized and offered his resignation after he called Republican Senator Tim Scott and “Oreo.”
In a statement sent to The Texas Tribune, the group said “Lamar County Democrats recommit ourselves to conduct our private conversations and our public social media discussions with anti-racist, pro-reconciling attitudes and language.”
“We strongly condemn bigotry of any kind and will continue our historic efforts to work for justice and equality for all our fellow citizens,” they added.
Tuesday, O’Connor attempted to resign amid backlash over his now deleted post.
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.