Outrage as Democratic Party official refers to Tim Scott as an 'oreo'

Gary O'Connor (above), the head of the Democratic Party in Lamar County, Texas used a racial slur to describe Senator Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina

Gary O'Connor (above), the head of the Democratic Party in Lamar County, Texas used a racial slur to describe Senator Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina

A leading Democratic Party figure in Texas has come under fire after he was accused of racism for referring to Senator Tim Scott as ‘oreo.’

Gary O’Connor is the chair of the Democratic Party in Lamar County, which lies about 115 miles northeast of Dallas.

He wrote a controversial post on Facebook in response to Scott’s speech rebutting President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.

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Scott, the only black Republican in the United States Senate, was chosen by the GOP to give a response to the president’s address. The senator from South Carolina said that the United States ‘is not a racist country.’

O’Connor wrote on Facebook: ‘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 since been deleted. DailyMail.com has reached out to O’Connor seeking comment.

‘Oreo’ is a reference to the famous sandwich cookie made by Nabisco. It consists of two dark-colored wafers separated by a white, creme filling.

In a racial context, ‘oreo’ refers to a black person who is perceived as acting white.

House Rep. Pat Fallon, a Republican from Texas, put out a statement demanding that O’Connor resign. Fallon’s home district includes Lamar County.

Scott, the only black Republican in the United States Senate, was chosen by the GOP to give a response to President Joe Biden’s address before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. The senator from South Carolina said that the United States ‘is not a racist country.’

Scott, the only black Republican in the United States Senate, was chosen by the GOP to give a response to President Joe Biden’s address before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. The senator from South Carolina said that the United States ‘is not a racist country.’

O’Connor wrote on Facebook: ‘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 since been deleted. DailyMail.com has reached out to O’Connor seeking comment.

O’Connor wrote on Facebook: ‘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 since been deleted. DailyMail.com has reached out to O’Connor seeking comment.

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'Gary O’Connor's comment against Senator Tim Scott is abhorrent, insulting, and unforgivable,' Fallon said.

'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.'

‘Oreo’ is a reference to the famous sandwich cookie made by Nabisco. It consists of two dark-colored wafers separated by a white, creme filling. In a racial context, ‘oreo’ refers to a black person who is perceived as acting white

‘Oreo’ is a reference to the famous sandwich cookie made by Nabisco. It consists of two dark-colored wafers separated by a white, creme filling. In a racial context, ‘oreo’ refers to a black person who is perceived as acting white

Scott’s rebuttal speech and the response to his remarks from Democratic-leaning Twitter users have sparked controversy, particularly after the term ‘Uncle Tim’ was trending for about 12 hours.

The three-term South Carolinian angered Democrats and their supporters when he denied that America was a racist country. 

Biden reacted to Scott's remarks by saying that while he doesn't think the American people are racist, African Americans have been left 'so far behind the eight ball in terms of education and health, in terms of opportunity.'

Another prominent black politician from South Carolina, Democratic House Majority Whip James Clyburn, told The Washington Post on Friday that he agreed with Scott's assessment that the US is not a racist country.

'I agree with him on that,' said Clyburn, the third most powerful Democrat in the House whose endorsement of Biden during the party primaries last year is thought to have helped turn the tide in favor of the former vice president. 

'I don’t think a racist country would have elected Barack Obama as president, or Kamala Harris as vice president. 

'That’s not the issue, that’s a red herring. The issue is they allow the jurisdictions in this country that have institutionalized the history and legacy of race. 

Another prominent black politician from South Carolina, Democratic House Majority Whip James Clyburn (seen above on February 25, 2019), told The Washington Post on Friday that he agreed with Scott's assessment that the US is not a racist country

Another prominent black politician from South Carolina, Democratic House Majority Whip James Clyburn (seen above on February 25, 2019), told The Washington Post on Friday that he agreed with Scott's assessment that the US is not a racist country

'That’s what is happening.' 

In an interview with Fox News on Saturday, Clyburn defended his comments in support of Scott.  

He told the network that America is 'not about being perfect, but when you see a fault repair it.'

'We got a fault today in our law enforcement. Let’s repair it. There’s a fault today with 47 states now coming out with these voter suppression laws. 

Scott and Republicans were outraged on Wednesday after the senator from South Carolina was referred to as 'Uncle Tim' by Democratic-leaning supporters on Twitter. The term was trending on Twitter for some 12 hours before it was taken down on Thursday morning. A spokesperson for Twitter told Fox News that an algorithm allowed the term to trend

Scott and Republicans were outraged on Wednesday after the

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