Lamar County Democratic Party Chair Gary O’Connor has tendered his resignation and apologized for describing Sen. Tim Scott as an “oreo.”

“I am deeply and sincerely sorry for my inappropriate and hurtful use of racist term I used to describe Sen. Tim Scott on my personal Facebook page. It was insensitive, and I have embarrassed myself and my party by its use,” O’Connor told the Washington Examiner. “As a result, I feel compelled to offer my resignation as chair of the Lamar County Democratic Party for consideration by the County Executive Committee.”

Scott, a South Carolina Republican who is the only black GOP senator, delivered the Republican response after President Biden’s first speech before a joint session  of Congress last week.

In the post for which O’Connor is now apologizing, he had referred to the lawmaker as “little more than an oreo with no real principles.”

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