Auth calls for Murphy appointee to resign amid anti-Semitic social media posts


MORRIS COUNTY — Assemblyman Robert Auth is calling for the resignation of a state labor department representative, appointed by Governor Phil Murphy, following his divisive social media posts. Jeffrey Dye, who also serves as the president of the Passaic NAACP, is facing criticism for his anti-Semitic and anti-Latino comments on Facebook.

“The dangerous and divisive comments by Jeffrey Dye are appalling,” said Auth (R-Bergen). “He is certainly not fit for service in this state or anywhere else for that matter. He should immediately resign. I’m shocked the governor ignored the advice of respected Assemblyman Gary Shaer who told him not to give him a job. It isn’t often I find myself agreeing with the assemblyman, but on this I agree with him 100 percent.”

Auth praised the Jewish and Latino communities for their invaluable contributions and said that he had no tolerance for those who make such disparaging remarks.

“I have found the counsel and support of the Jewish community invaluable to me in my work as a legislator,” said Auth who most recently joined forces with a doctor and his lawyer, who are both Orthodox Jews, to stop New Jersey’s physician-assisted suicide law. “Additionally, my amazing wife Elsa of 38 years is Cuban.”