The National Republican Campaign Committee pulled its support from New Jersey Republican congressional nominee Seth Grossman after Media Matters revealed that he had shared articles on social media from well-known white nationalist websites, The Weekly Standard reported Monday.
“Bigotry has no place in society—let alone the U.S. House of Representatives. The NRCC withdraws our support of Seth Grossman and calls on him to reconsider his candidacy,” NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers said in a statement.
The GOP chairman for Atlantic County later backed Grossman.
Grossman, a right-wing radio host and former Atlantic City councilman, used his Facebook page to publicize articles from well-known racist websites, such as American Renaissance. One article he shared asserted that black people “are a threat to all who cross their paths.”
Grossman, who is Jewish, wrote: “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.”
Grossman previously received backlash for comments caught on tape by a Democratic research group last month, in which he argued that the concept of diversity is “a bunch of crap and un-American.”