Larry Elder slams silence after being egged by woman in gorilla mask and says 'If I were a Dem it would be a hate crime'

A DAY after California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder was grazed by an egg tossed by a gorilla masked woman during a campaign visit to a homeless encampment in Venice, California – he’s claiming it was a “hate crime.”

“It was a very angry, ugly scene,” the 69-year-old Republican contender and conservative radio host is vying for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s job in the state’s recall election on Sept. 14. “If I were a Democrat, obviously this would be called systemic racism. 

“They would be calling it a hate crime. 

“I don’t like to play that game.”

Larry Elder’s head was grazed by an egg hurled by a woman in a gorilla mask on Wednesday forcing him and staff to rush for safety in his Chevrolet Suburban

The foul-mouthed woman was seen pausing on her bicycle and hissed at a man in Elder's security detail: “Touch me again! Touch me again!” before landing a punch to the man’s face.

Elder’s tour around the Venice Boardwalk lasted a measly 12 minutes as he began pacing along Third Avenue before being confronted by the woman on the bike and her pals who also chewed out Elder’s associates. 

One of the pals identified himself as a Marine and came nose to nose with the Elder's staffer.


Elder, who is the favorite among the 46 candidates running to replace the embattled California governor, likened his egg attacker as a menace. 

"She might be one of the 20,000 people that were released early from our prisons; felons, many of whom were violent offenders under this governor, I don't know. We have two soft-on-crime DA's," Elder said.

Elder, who is black described the egg tosser as being “apparently white” and part of a greater scourge afflicting the Golden State.

He said that nobody including House Rep. Maxine Waters nor his opponent Gov. Gavin Newsom have reached out to lend any support or call out the incident. 

“Crickets,” he told Waters.


Political commentator Dave Rubin reached out to Democratic leaders for failing to support Elder and denounce what occurred. 

"Hi @SpeakerPelosi. You had a lot to say about this made up hoax. Anything to say about a crazy leftist going after @larryelder while in a gorilla mask?" Rubin wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, underneath a Jan. 29, 2019 tweet.

Rubin also called out Democrats Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New Yorkand Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the same criticism, according to Fox News.

It was that day where she blindly supported actor Jussie Smollett who claimed he was ambushed by Trump diehards in Chicago. 

The Empire actor, who is gay, was taken to hospital overnight on January 29 after he said he claiming two masked men spewed anti-gay slurs and "This is MAGA (Make America Great Again) country!"

Cops say the black actor paid two friends to carry out the “attack.”

Elder said that he has been unfairly treated by press outlets for embarking on a historic campaign.

Indeed, should Newsom be defeated in the recall and Elder win the replacement vote – he could become the first African American governor of California.

He also blamed a New York Times of publishing a glowing profile of new disgraced Andrew Cuomo replacement New York Gov. Kathy Hochul but write a "negative"  story which included accusations that he brandished a loaded .45 pistol to menace ex-fiancee Alexandra Datig while high on marijuana. 

In a tweet, Elder rejected the story, saying he “never brandished a gun at anyone” and further decided to remain mum about it.  

“I am not going to dignify this with a response.”


“I consider this to be one of the many intersections in California – the intersections between lawlessness and homelessness,” Elder said during an interview with host Jesse Watters on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

“I was at a homeless encampment in Venice – a lot of people are angry, homeowners are angry, families are angry. 

“Children have to pass these people on their way to and from school.”

Elder, a popular conservative talk radio show host who calls himself “Sage of South Central”, took the egg assault to rail against the state's homeless problem. 

The state witnessed an uptick in homeless by 21,306 people, or 16.4 per cent, which is "more than the total national increase of every other state combined," according to 2020 report put out by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

During the same periodLos Angeles County recorded 66,436 homeless, a 12.7 per cent increase from the year before, CBS LA reported.

“The homeless populations are in danger,” he said. 

“It’s also a health hazard.

“And nothing’s being done about it.”


He placed the blame squarely on Democratic incumbent Gov. Gavin Newsom. 

“It’s one of the failures of this governor,” said Elder.  

Elder has already made it a cornerstone of his run for Sacrament to relocate homeless residents to California’s unused land “that would not be burdened by government regulations so low-cost housing could be built cheaply.”

US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson first championed the plan.

Elder has also described the homeless as a public danger and that many belong in mental institutions, according to the Sacramento Bee.

“The rest of them are probably alcoholics, mentally ill, or have substance abuse problems, and they need to be treated,” he said.

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