California Gov. Gavin Newsom argued to anti-recall rally attendees that he somehow better represents diversity and racial justice than Larry Elder, his black Republican challenger.
Newsom, who is the target of Tuesday’s recall election, told supporters in Long Beach on Monday that a vote for his opponent, Larry Elder, is a vote against “diversity” and “racial justice,” Breitbart reported.
Elder, who was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, would become California’s first black governor if elected.
Newsom and the left-wing news media have repeatedly accused Elder of being a racist throughout the campaign trail. Last month, a Los Angeles Times columnist called Elder the “Black face of white supremacy.”
In addition to facing disgusting racial insults hurled at him by the Democrats, Elder has also experienced a physical attack, that was possibly racially motivated and being investigated as a hate crime by LAPD, by a protestor wearing a gorilla mask.
Video footage shows a female protestor wearing a gorilla mask pelting eggs at Elder as he left a campaign event. Some conservatives have noted that the woman’s gorilla mask could have been a racist symbol. According to Elder, “racial epithets” were also yelled during the attack.
“Had I had a ‘D’ at the end of my name, this would have been a hate crime,” said Elder. “They’d be talking about this in Bangladesh, but because I have an ‘R’ at the end of my name, a lot of the mainstream media didn’t give a rip.”
Newsom, who told the black community that he has their backs during a campaign event earlier this month, has remained silent after the possible racially motivated attack against his Republican opponent.
The California gubernatorial recall election will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.