On Saturday, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said that a Texas Democratic Party official should resign after calling Black Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina an “oreo.”
In a Facebook post, Gary O’Connor, chairman of the Lamar County Democratic Party, said that Scott is “little more than an oreo with no real principles”after the black Republican’s response to President Joe Biden’s nationwide address on Wednesday.
The post has since been deleted.
“This is disgusting, hateful, and completely unacceptable,” Gov. Abbott tweeted. “O’Connor must apologize to @SenatorTimScott & step down immediately.”
This is disgusting, hateful, and completely unacceptable.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 1, 2021
‘Oreo’ Is A Racist Slur
Abbott added that the Texas Democratic Party should “censure him” for using a racial slur.
According to the Urban Dictionary, “oreo” is a “Term for African Americans that the black community is generally offended with for betraying their roots usually for dating caucasian girls, dressing too white, talking too white, etc. The term is branded OREO since they are ‘Black on the outside, White on the inside.’”
Republican Rep. Pat Fallon also blasted the Democrat’s comment as “abhorrent, insulting, and unforgivable.”
Gary O’Connor’s comment against @SenatorTimScott is abhorrent, insulting, and unforgivable.
Both he and the entire Lamar County Democratic Party should be ashamed of this racist behavior.
— Rep. Pat Fallon (@RepPatFallon) May 1, 2021
Sen. Scott: ‘We Need Policies And Progress That Bring Us Closer Together’
Fallon insisted that O’Connor to “apologize and step down immediately” and asked the Texas Democratic Party and the NAACP “to condemn these words.”
Sen. Scott himself called out Democrat hypocrisy on Wednesday when it comes to trying to “unite a nation.”
“He promised to unite a nation. To lower the temperature,” Scott said the GOP rebuttal. “To govern for all Americans, no matter how we voted.”
“That was the pitch. You just heard it again,” Scott said. “But our nation is starving for more than empty platitudes. We need policies and progress that bring us closer together.”
Scott also criticized those on the left that claim the U.S. is “a racist country.”
SEN. TIM SCOTT (R-SC): "Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country. It's backwards to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination.” pic.twitter.com/Abbfs4BZtq
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 29, 2021
‘America Is Not A Racist Country’
“Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country,” Scott bellowed.
“It’s backwards to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination,” the senator added. “And it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.”
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