Jonathan D. Salant, nj.com, July 9, 20198
The national committee to elect House Republicans on Monday withdrew its endorsement of south Jersey congressional candidate Seth Grossman following a report that he shared a post from a white supremacist website calling blacks a “threat to all who cross their paths.”
“The NRCC withdraws our support of Seth Grossman and calls on him to reconsider his candidacy. The people of New Jersey’s 2nd District deserve an inclusive Republican candidate who will be a trusted conservative voice in Congress.”
Grossman’s campaign said the candidate does not intend withdraw from the race and did not endorse what was said in the post.
Grossman, who won the June 5 Republican primary to succeed the retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd-Dist, while promising to support President Donald Trump, earlier described diversity as “a bunch of crap and un-American.”
Written by someone claiming to be “public defender in a large southern metropolitan area,” the post concluded: “Blacks are different by almost any measure to all other people. They cannot reason as well. They cannot communicate as well. They cannot control their impulses as well. They are a threat to all who cross their paths, black and non-black alike.”
Media Matters said Grossman called attention to the article in a Dec. 29, 2014 Facebook post, commenting: “Oy vay! What so many people, black, white and Hispanic, whisper to me privately but never dare say out loud publicly. Back in the Old Country, people were very careful about what they said for fear of retaliation. At one time, America was a free country and people were not afraid to express their true thoughts. Am just posting this as an individual and not on behalf of any organization.”