California Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder got a hostile reception as he toured a Venice homeless encampment Wednesday — with one woman in a pink gorilla mask chucking an egg that narrowly missed the radio talk show host’s head.
The attacker, who was spotted on video tweeted by Spectrum News reporter Kate Cagle, was seen in all black steering her bike into position a few feet from Elder’s left shoulder before letting fly with the missile.
The gorilla mask spurred charges that the attacker was “racist.”
“A blatant racist wearing a gorilla mask attacked @larryelder these people are completely unhinged,” former Republican candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, Jeffrey A. Dove Jr., tweeted.
“That’s all you say about this violence? It was more than a flying egg – these Left wing racists were attacking a black man running for Governor,” Richard Grennell tweeted, while sharing Cagle’s video of the incident. “Why is Spectrum One dismissing racist attacks?”
Matt Gorman, the former communications director for the NRCC, seemingly called out the left for their lack of outrage over the incident.
“If someone in a gorilla costume threw an egg at a black *Democratic* candidate, every GOPer in the country would be getting asked to comment,” he tweeted.
When the woman was confronted by a member of Elder’s security team, she told him to…
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