‘A Very Angry, Ugly Scene’: Larry Elder Says If He Was A Democrat, Egg Attack Would Have Been Called A Hate Crime

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Gabrielle Temaat Contributor
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California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder said Thursday that the egg attack made against him by a white woman in a gorilla mask on Wednesday would have been called a hate crime if he was a Democrat instead of a Republican.

“It was a very angry, ugly scene. If I were a Democrat, obviously, this would be called systemic racism. They’d be calling it a hate crime,” said Elder during the Fox News segment with guest host Jesse Watters. A woman wearing a gorilla mask threw an egg at Elder’s head and missed while walking through a neighborhood in Los Angeles Wednesday. (RELATED: ANALYSIS: Will Larry Elder Be California’s Governor? Not If Hollywood Can Help It)


Conservative commentator Candace Owens also argued Wednesday that the incident would be considered a hate crime if Elder was a Democrat during an appearance on Fox News.

“If this was on the other side — if a white woman wearing a monkey mask threw an egg at a black democratic candidate — this would be wall-to-wall coverage,” said Owens guest host Brian Kilmeade. “This might actually constitute as a hate crime in Los Angeles.”

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva backed Elder on Twitter, asking “Where is the outrage from our politicians?”