GOP Candidate Grant Lally Condemns Democrat Steve Israel’s “Racist” Remarks, Demands Apology. “Democrat Steve Israel (NY-3) has maliciously attacked Republicans, falsely claiming Republicans are “animated by racism,” in his Sunday morning news appearances. It is not “racist” Steve, to call out Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder for flouting the rule of law, and weaponizing the Federal Government against anyone who does not share this President’s radical political agenda,” stated Grant Lally, the Republican and Conservative Party candidate for US Congress in NY-3.