Open racists have been flooding the Republican party — key word being “open.” Republicans have always had their racists, but for awhile they were a bit more undercover. Now they are swinging their racist flags and still getting endorsements. Seth Grossman, GOP nominee in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District, is a prime example.
The former pundit was endorsed by the The National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) despite making disgusting comments. In June, a video went viral of Grossman saying, “The whole idea of diversity is a bunch of crap and un-American” and “Diversity has become an excuse by Democrats — communists and socialists basically — to say that we’re not all created equal, that if somebody is lesser qualified, they will get a job anyway or they’ll get into college anyway because of the tribe that they’re with, what group, what box they fit into.”
Grossman also posted a link on his Facebook page in 2014 to an article from a white supremacist.
“My experience has also taught me that blacks are different by almost any measure to all other people,” the disgusting article read. “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.”
Some crafty folks captured in a screenshot before it was taken down.
In response to criticism about the Facebook post that shared content from white supremacists, Grossman seemed to double down on his pro-white rhetoric.
“For more than 50 years, the Democratic Party set the agenda for Black America. Far too many Blacks still suffer from crime, poverty, and violence caused by that Democratic Party agenda,” Grossman told Media Matters. “I am glad I helped Trump become President so he could change that agenda and get Black and Hispanic Americans working again in record numbers. I am running for Congress so I can help Trump do even more to take the Democratic training wheels off the Black and Hispanic communities so they can succeed even more.”
Does he consider that to be an apology?
Well, it looks like his political dreams may be on pause. The NRCC reportedly withdrew its support after news of his latest blunder broke on Monday.