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Two Republican legislators who represent parts of Passaic County are calling for the immediate resignation of Jeffrey Dye as President of the Passaic NAACP after telling a New Jersey Globe reporter, “I don’t talk to [expletive] Jews.”
“At what point is enough, enough?” asked Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-River Vale). “This is not Mr. Dye’s first comment like this and his track record of racist and anti-Semitic remarks, whether on Facebook or on the phone with a reporter, disqualifies him from holding a leadership position in any organization in our state. He must resign immediately.”
Assemblyman Bob Auth (R-Old Tappan) said “there is no place in New Jersey or Passaic County for such blatant and hateful conduct as Mr. Dye’s.”
“We call on all leaders from Passaic County — regardless of race, political affiliation or religion to join us in condemning Mr. Dye’s actions and calling for his immediate resignation as President of the Passaic County NAACP,” Auth said.
Dye, a longtime controversial and seemingly polarizing figure in Passaic city politics, was hired for a job by the Murphy administration earlier this year despite protests from Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-Passaic) and Gov. Phil Murphy’s own Deputy Chief of Staff, Justin Braz.
The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development fired Dye last week after Facebook posts that included anti-Semitic and anti-Latino rants became public.