Larry Elder: ‘If I were a Democrat, it would be a hate crime’

California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder reacted Thursday to an encounter while campaigning in Los Angeles with a woman wearing a gorilla mask who threw an egg at his head and later slapped the Republican’s security personnel in the face.

On “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Jesse Watters noted the woman, who is White, attacked Elder, who is Black, and asked the candidate and South Los Angeles native about the incident.

“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 called the scene “angry and ugly,” and noted that if he were a Democrat, the incident would “be called systematic racism,” or a “hate crime.”

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