Lamar County Democratic Party Chair Gary O’Connor has submitted his resignation after his racist comment on social media about U.S. Senator Tim Scott. However, after meeting with local party members, local party officials issued a statement refusing to accept it. O’ Connor called Senator Scott an “Oreo” after Scott presented the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s speech to a joint session of Congress. O’Connor has apologized for what he called his “inappropriate and hurtful use of the racist term” he used to describe Sen. Scott.