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Texas Democrat facing calls to resign after using racist slur when referring to Senator Tim Scott

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., meets with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trumps nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, not shown, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A Texas Democrat is facing some serious backlash after referring to Republican South Carolina Senator Tim Scott as an “Oreo”.

Gary O’Connor chairs the Lamar County Democratic Party.

His comment was posted on his Facebook account last week after Senator Scott delivered the Republican response to President Biden’s address to Congress.

O’Connor entered a post that read:

“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.”

According to Urban Dictionary, “oreo” is a slur for a black person who has betrayed their roots for dressing too white, talking too white or dating a Caucasian girl.

O’Connor’s post was taken down but the fallout continues.

Several state lawmakers are pushing for the party chair to resign including Governor Greg Abbott.

The Governor also also tweeted that he thinks O’Connor should apologize to Senator Scott.


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