According to reports, a white Democrat in Texas is under fire for reportedly calling a Black Republican senator named Tim Scott “an Oreo.”
Lamar County Democratic Party chair Gary O’Connor took to Facebook to deliver the comment after Scott issued a rebuttal speech to Joe Biden’s congressional address that went down last Wednesday. O’Connor went directly at Scott’s neck, saying, “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.” The post has been deleted but ultimately went viral, which led to backlash from Republicans.
Pat Fallon—a Texas Republican representative, called for the resignation of O’Connor following the comments which were perceived as derogatory and race-related. Fallon said, “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.”
Fallon continued saying, "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."