Over the last few days, we’ve seen racial attacks leveled against South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott from the ‘woke left’.
He was called an “Uncle Tom” and twitter even allowed “Uncle Tim” to trend.
The chairman of the Lamar County Democrat Party in Northeast Texas, Gary O’Connor, even referred to Sen. Scott as an “Oreo” on social media.
O’Connor, a white liberal, posted a link to a Washington Post article attacking Sen. Scott, writing “I had hoped that Scott might show some common sense, but it seems clear that he is little more than on Oreo with no real principles.”
The Paris News reports that O’Connor defended his use of the term, saying “that term came from back in my college days and it was pretty common to use it back then. Looking back, maybe I shouldn’t have said it, but I think Tim Scott comes from a class of Black people who have forgotten their roots.”
Texas Republican Rep. Pat Fallon, who represents Lamar County is demanding that O’Connor resign. He wrote on social media, "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.” He added that the Democrat party "should take swift action to censure him."