Attack On Larry Elder A ‘Hate Crime,’ Says Democratic Sheriff

Sebastian Hughes

Los Angeles County’s Democratic sheriff called the egg-throwing attack on California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder by a white woman in a gorilla mask this week a hate crime.

“QUESTION: How is this not a hate crime?” Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted Thursday about the attack on the Black Republican. “ANSWER: Because ‘woke privilege’ means a white woman can wear a gorilla mask and attack a black man without fear of being called a racist.”

“Where is the outrage from our politicians?” he added. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is facing the recall electionon Tuesday, has yet to comment on the incident.

Elder is the frontrunner to replace Newsom if Californians vote to recall him, with an average 18.9 point polling lead, according to FiveThirtyEight. Averages show Newsom with a 13 point advantage against efforts to recall him.

The egg just missed Elder’s head after the woman threw it at him, Fox News reported. Elder said hecklers also yelled racial epithets at him.

“I’m not somebody who pulls out the race card the way Barack Obama does, the way Al Sharpton does, the way CNN does, the way Black Lives Matter does,” Elder told Fox News on Thursday. “Maybe it was just an idiot. Maybe it was just a fool. Maybe it was just someone who doesn’t like Larry Elder.”

“All I know is: if I were a liberal and somebody wearing a gorilla mask who was a White woman threw an egg at me, the left would be screaming about systemic racism,” he added.

Villanueva, who often calls out the “woke left,” told the Washington Examiner he would investigate the incident as a hate crime, “because the woman wore a gorilla mask.”

“Just imagine the outrage if the roles had been reversed. We would never hear the end of it,” Villanueva told the Examiner.

“It conveniently hides her identity, but there was a message there. She could’ve picked a Groucho Marx mask,” he added. “I think the message was clear.”

Mark Gonzalez, chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, called for Villanueva’s resignation on June 8.

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Hubert

Vote no on the recall. Put Gov. Newsom in the write in space on the ballot.

Michael A...

If Larry Elder was on the side of dopes (democrats) we would NEVER hear the end of this. NEVER

George Pattone

Arrest and prosecute “Gorilla Girl” AND her foul-mouthed, tough-guy associate, “Mr.Clean” for ASSAULT AND BATTERY as they both either threw punches or unwanted touching and menacing….

Chris Bailey

Good to see some National coverage on the Los Angeles Times fueled hate against Larry Elder. I have been waiting for our Governor, or perhaps our legislature in Sacramento to condemn the attack, but so far, deal silence. Governor Newsom should do the right thing, and put a California Highway Patrol security detail on Mr. Elder, before another attack can be planned. CHP officers already protect the Governor, and it seems appropriate in these derisive times

Mike Smith

“Governor Newsom should do the right thing, and put a California Highway Patrol security detail on Mr. Elder, before another attack can be planned. CHP officers already protect the Governor, and it seems appropriate in these derisive times”

Newsom won’t.

And if you’re wondering why, you have already answered the question.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mike Smith
Hubert

Don’t waste my tax dollars on that want to be dictator Elder. He admitted his persona is just a character he plays.