A Texas county’s Democratic Party dismissed the renunciation of its chairman Tuesday, days after he portrayed Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) as an “oreo.”
Lamar County Democratic Party chairman Gary O’Connor, who is white, told the Washington Examiner in an articulation that he was “profoundly and earnestly grieved” for utilizing the “racist term” against Scott, one of three dark representatives and the lone dark Republican.
“It was harsh and I host humiliated myself and my get-together by its utilization,” O’Connor’s assertion read.
In any case, the Lamar County Democratic Party gave its own assertion late Tuesday.
“Our neighborhood Democrats have required the most recent couple of days to ponder this episode,” the association said, as per MyParisTexas.com.
“After much conversation — particularly among our neighborhood [b]lack Democrats — we decided not to acknowledge Mr. O’Connor’s abdication.”
The party added that O’Connor “has composed a public letter of apology to Sen. Tim Scott, and Lamar County Democrats go along with him in this apology.”
The message to Scott from O’Connor was posted on Lamar County Democrats’ Facebook page and perused: “To Sen. Tim Scott, the occupants of Lamar County, particularly our [b]lack inhabitants, and to my loved ones, I significantly apologize for the racially uncaring comment I made towards Sen. Scott a week ago. I wasn’t right and I am sorry.”
The party’s assertion inferred such O’Connor’s “reality of administration, joint effort, and activism for racial justice is notable all through this local area. His new comment is contrary with his fundamental beliefs.
“Lamar County Democrats commit once again ourselves to direct our private discussions and our public social media conversations with against racist, favorable to accommodating perspectives and language. We firmly censure bias of any sort and will proceed with our historic efforts to work for justice and fairness for all our kinsmen.”
O’Connor utilized the slur, usually used to depict an individual of color apparent to be acting like an ordinary white individual, on his own Facebook page after Scott conveyed the conventional Republican reaction to President Joe Biden’s location to a joint session of Congress a week ago.
O’Connor didn’t immediately react to a solicitation for comment by the media.