(THE BLAZE) – Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Thursday that the egg-throwing attack on California Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder by a white woman wearing a gorilla mask was a "hate crime" and the only reason politicians aren't outraged about it is "woke privilege."
Elder, a black man, was campaigning in Venice on Wednesday when a masked woman who had been riding a bicycle next to his entourage threw an egg that narrowly missed his head. She then slapped one of the candidate's aides, viral video shows.
"QUESTION: How is this not a hate crime?" asked Villaneuva in a tweet about the incident. "ANSWER: Because 'woke privilege' means a white woman can wear a gorilla mask and attack a black man without fear of being called a racist."
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