Seth Grossman on Friday attacked State Sen. Jeff Van Drew for condemning the former Atlantic County freeholder’s comments comparing the treatment of U.S. Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh to 20th-century lynchings.
“I was even more disappointed that Van Drew then told supporters that my comments comparing the Kavanaugh hearings to lynchings in the past were ‘disgusting.’ The similarities are obvious,” Grossman said. “Although, Brett Kavanaugh was not physically killed or injured, Democrats destroyed his a outstanding reputation and lifetime of achievement in less than a week.”
Grossman’s statements, which were made in a fundraising email, included a repeated attack over social media posts made to Van Drew’s social media pages showing staffers offering support to the #BelieveSurvivors movement and defenses of his lynching comment.
Grossman has oft courted controversy with statements on subjects like diversity, and he’s used those controversies to fundraise from the district’s base of Trump voters.
The candidate recently failed to meet a $200,000 fundraising threshold he set for the end of September and is aiming to raise the $40,000 he said he’ll need to run the final week of his campaign.