Diversity, it’s a “bunch of crap” according to a GOP congressional running for New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District. And it’s “un-American”.
Grossman appears to be speaking on an all-male, white panel, when making the comments.
“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,” he says.
“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 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.
“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.”
Grossman also has a view on childcare, saying that America was “great” when one parent alone brought in enough for the whole family.
“When we talk about women saying, well, we need special care for childcare, 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 said. “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.”
The video was first shared with The Philadelphia Inquirer, which was told by Grossman that he stood by the comments, when they followed up with the candidate.