Republican congressional candidate Seth Grossman says that rival Jeff Van Drew has joined the radical left.
His evidence: some Van Drew campaign staffers used social media to support the “radical left #believesurvivors” attacks on Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Van Drew has joined the Democrat’s Washington Swamp led by Senators (Dianne) Feinstein and (Mazie) Hirono who are so desperate to stop Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination that they pulled out their Saul Alinsky ‘Rules for Radicals’ handbook tactic of smearing and character assassination with unsubstantiated sexual assault claims,” Grossman said in a statement released today.
Grossman criticized Van Drew, a Democratic state senator, for supporting women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault without hearing from the accusers or from Kavanaugh.
“He supports those in the radical left who claim every woman is always a victim, never lies, never is mistaken, and that every man is always toxic, aggressive, and dishonest,” Grossman said. “This is identity politics, known in primitive cultures as tribal politics, at its worst.”
To bolster his position, Grossman employed a similar tactic to the one used yesterday by Rep. Leonard Lance’s chief of staff, blaming Feinstein and other Democrats for delays in releasing a letter from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleging that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 35 years ago.
Grossman noted that some witnesses named by any of Kavanaugh’s accusers have refuted their claims, and that dozens of Kavanaugh’s high school and college friends and classmates have attested to his “impeccable character.”
“The American system of justice, in fact the foundation of justice throughout the western world, is that an accuser must present evidence and the accused has the right to defend himself against those charges. The Van Drew Democrats want to reverse our Constitutional rights,” Grossman said. “Any assault on a woman or a man is reprehensible. I believe that we must take any such alleged situations very seriously, giving credence and credibility where due. We must take all means to protect the victims and enforce applicable laws. However, both sides of every story must be heard in our legal system, and you are innocent until proven guilty.”
Grossman, a former Atlantic County freeholder and Atlantic City councilman, faces Van Drew for the 2nd district House seta being vacated after 24 years by retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-Ventnor).