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  'Diversity is a bunch of crap and un-American,' South Jersey congressional candidate Seth Grossman says
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Jun 11, 2018 07:04pm
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AuthorAmy S. Rosenberg
MediaNewspaper - Philadelphia Inquirer
News DateMonday, June 11, 2018 04:05:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSeth Grossman’s surprise victory in the Republican primary in New Jersey’s Second Congressional District has brought immediate national scrutiny of the Trump purist from Democrats who see a November victory by Democrat Jeff Van Drew as essential to their plans to seize control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

A Washington-based political action committee that is supporting Van Drew has zeroed in on comments that Grossman, an Atlantic County lawyer, made during the sleepy Republican primary campaign, comments mostly overlooked at the time.

“The whole idea of diversity is a bunch of crap and un-American,” Grossman said at a GOP campaign forum held April 21 in Pittsgrove, Salem County. That comment, captured on video, was filmed by American Bridge to the 21st Century, a Washington-based political action committee that monitors Republican candidates. It was provided to the Inquirer and Daily News shortly after the June 5 primary.

In the two-minute video clip, Grossman calls diversity “an excuse by Democrats, communists, and socialists, basically, to say that we’re not all created equal; that some people, 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.”

He also insults Kim Guadagno, the former Republican lieutenant governor who ran and lost to Phil Murphy in the New Jersey governor’s race, suggesting she was only nominated because she is a woman. He yearns for a time when women did not have to work, and says a tightening of immigration laws should appeal to African Americans.
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