Diversity is 'un-American and a bunch of crap', says GOP congressional candidate

Grossman won the Republican primary in New Jersey and the National Republican Congressional Committee endorsed his bid for Congress on June 6


                            Diversity is 'un-American and a bunch of crap', says GOP congressional candidate
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A Republican congressional candidate, Seth Grossman, who is running for New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District, recently said that he thinks diversity is "a bunch of crap and un-American". He can be seen making the comments in a video posted on YouTube recently.

Grossman, in the video uploaded on June 6, can be seen saying: "In my view, the best way to bring diversity to the Republican Party is for Republicans to openly say that the whole idea of diversity is a bunch of crap and un-American."

The video was uploaded by American Bridge 21st Century, a progressive super PAC which monitors GOP candidates.

The GOP candidate reportedly won the Republican primary in New Jersey and the National Republican Congressional Committee endorsed his bid for Congress on June 6.

Grossman goes on to quote the Declaration of Independence in the video and says: "The Constitution was designed to incorporate that idea of the Declaration of Independence that everybody is treated equally under the law. Now, what diversity has become, it's been an excuse by Democrats, communists and socialists, basically, to say that we're not all created equal, that some people, if he — 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."

NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers, in a statement, said: "Congratulations to Seth Grossman on his victory tonight. I look forward to working with Seth to expose Trenton insider Jeff Van Drew for his record of shady backroom deals and tax increases on New Jersey families." Stivers in his statement was referring Grossman's Democratic opponent Senator Jeff Van Drew.


Grossman, in the video, also discusses why he thinks diversity has become an "excuse by Democrats" to say "we're not all created equal."

"You know, women, African American, Hispanic; they're chopping us up in these different pieces and getting us fighting against each other instead of spending our time saying everybody should be judged by their own talent," the GOP candidate added.

Grossman also tells the audience present in the room that "once we say that the Republicans want these traditional ways that made America great for all these years, then maybe African Americans would realize when we enforce our immigration laws, there will be more opportunity for Americans of all backgrounds.

Grossman also talked about women and child care in the video and said:

"When we talk about women saying, well, we need special care for child care, we need this credit and that credit, say, wait a minute, when America was great, one parent alone earned more than enough money to comfortably support a family," he continued.

"That's what happened before we chopped Americans into these different boxes and saying, I'm entitled to something because I'm part of this group," Grossman added.
Grossman also tells the room, "Once we say that the Republicans want these traditional ways that made America great for all these years, then maybe African Americans would realize when we enforce our immigration laws, there will be more opportunity for Americans of all backgrounds.

"When we talk about women saying, well, we need special care for child care, we need this credit and that credit, say, wait a minute, when America was great, one parent alone earned more than enough money to comfortably support a family," he continued. "That's what happened before we chopped Americans into these different boxes and saying, I'm entitled to something because I'm part of this group."