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Congressman Pat Fallon Calls on Lamar County Democratic Party Chair to Resign Following Racist Social Media Post

April 30, 2021

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Pat Fallon (TX-04) today called on Lamar County Democratic Party Chair Gary O’Connor to resign after O’Connor posted a defamatory and racist remark against Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) on Facebook.

“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. O’Connor must apologize and step down immediately. Additionally, I call on both the Democratic Party of Texas and the NAACP to condemn these words, and the state party should take swift action to censure him. This kind of behavior is not tolerable in Texas, the United States, or any political party,” said Congressman Pat Fallon.

A screenshot of the post made by O’Connor may be found below. The post has since been deleted from O’Connor’s Facebook page.

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