California gubernatorial candidate Lary Elders (R) vowed not to be intimidated after a viral video showed him barely dodging an egg thrown by a far-left activist in a gorilla mask.
Elder vowed to “save California” in a tweet on Wednesday evening.
“Today I kicked off the Recall Express bus tour. Before we even left Los Angeles, my security detail was physically assaulted, shot with a pellet gun, and hit with projectiles. The intolerant left will not stop us. We will recall Gavin Newsom. We will save California,” he tweeted.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) had not condemned the political violence occurring in Los Angeles.
The incident was characterized by the Los Angeles Times as “a hostile reception.”
Conservative advisers on Twitter noted that mainstream media would be a all over accusations of racism if Larry Elders were a Democrat being egged by a Republican wearing a gorilla mask: