NEWARK, NJ – We’re now three months past our report earlier this spring where we exposed “Conservative Republican” U.S. Senate candidate Rikin Mehta’s close ties to a man who was just kicked out of Monmouth University for using the N-Word in a video that went viral around the world. We have reached out to Mehta repeatedly, he even blocked us on Facebook. We reached out to Republican GOP leader Doug Steinhardt and Monmouth County GOP Chairman and both leaders ignored us. We are now hearing Mehta tried to silently sweep this under the rug and fired his campaign manager silently when nobody was looking, but Mehta owes it to New Jersey, now embroiled in one of the biggest civil rights movements since Martin Luther King.
The video shows Mehta’s campaign manager and other white college students just blurting out the “N-Word”.
Republicans are already behind the eightball and running a candidate who knowingly harbored racism on his own team will not help Republicans beat Cory Booker in November. It’s time the GOP rights the wrongs and drops Mehta from the ticket before it gets completely out of hand.
What you can do:
- Reach out to Rikin on Facebook or Twitter.
- Visit Rikin’s website at RickForNJ.
- Request Doug Steinhardt of the NJ GOP to pull support for Mehta statewide.
Rikin Mehta, a candidate for U.S. Senate against African American U.S. Senator Cory Booker has remained silent for months after a video surfaced from one of his top campaign staffers dropping the “N-bomb” in a video. That video allegedly got former Monmouth University Student Brandon Kubinak kicked out of the University, according to BuzzFeed, but it wasn’t enough for Mehta to drop Kubinak from his campaign staff.
What we know:
- Monmouth University Student Brandon Kubinak kicked out of school for viral N-word video.
- Kubinak now works for Rik Mehta for U.S. Senate.
- Mehta endorsed by Monmouth County GOP Chair Shaun Golden and Monmouth GOP Republicans where incident took place.
- Hirsh Singh calls for Mehta to drop out of race.
- Hirsh Singh, “No place for racism in the Republican party.”
After BuzzFeed News contacted the school, Morganne Dudzinski, a spokesperson for Monmouth, said the student was “immediately contacted” by an official and “is no longer enrolled at the university.” However, she could not confirm if the student was formally expelled, citing privacy laws about his student record.
One year after the video went viral, Mehta’s Republican primary opponent said enough was enough and Mehta needs to do something about it. Insiders today told Shore News Network that while Mehta was lobbying for support from the Monmouth County GOP, several people in the room had notified him about Kubinak’s viral video. Three months later, Kubinak, who is also the Chairman of the South Amboy Republican Club and co-founder of the South Amboy Young Republican Club.
Republican candidate for US Senate Hirsh Singh criticized Democrat Rik Mehta for hiring as his key campaign advisor a person who made a video of himself using the ‘N-word.’
Singh issued a statement today after we asked him about the claims earlier in the day that claims Mehta himself seems to have given tacit approval to the video as he was informed about its existence during the Monmouth County Republican Party Convention in early February, but chose not to fire his staffer.
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“Kubinak helped Mehta by rigging the Republican Party Convention in Middlesex County where he plays an important part of the party organization. He has attended numerous campaign events with Mehta,” Singh Said.
According to Singh’s campaign, Kubinak has been the brain behind Mehta’s policy positions and campaign strategy, and curiously, Rik Mehta has not come up with a single policy that will benefit African-Americans. Rik Mehta’s n-word problem is an albatross around his neck and he is guaranteed to lose bad should he get the Republican nomination. What should be truly worrisome in that scenario for the Republican Party is that it will lead to a wipe-out of the Republican Party in the state with the GOP losing the Presidential race, every Congress race as well as all down ballot elections.
“The best scenario for the Republican Party would be if Rik Mehta quits the race. His campaign manager Kubinak should resign all his official positions including that of the Executive Director of the Middlesex County Republican Committee and Chairman of South Amboy’s Republican Organization. Mehta continuing in the race after the n-word problem has come to light is an existential threat for the NJ Republican Party,” said the conservative candidate Hirsh Singh who has a very clean history and is seen as an honest person.
“We do not need racists to be part of the party, let them go back to wherever they came from, which is the party of the Ku Klux Klan,” added Singh, in an apparent dig at Rik Mehta who was a Democrat until recently and is a known progressive who held a political appointment given to him by the far-left Mayor of Washington DC, Muriel Bowser.
We reached out today to Monmouth County GOP Chairman Shaun Golden and New Jersey GOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt with no success.
Rikin Mehta has made no formal response to this news.
Correction: Editor’s note. Singh did not issue a press release, he forwarded a statement in response to our inquiry this morning.