Larry Elder Tepidly Reacts To Members Of Crowd Who Laughed At Ex-Senator Barbara Boxer’s Assault: ‘This Is a Rough Crowd’
Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated the effort to recall him on Tuesday night, dashing the hopes of Republicans looking to pull off a repeat of 2003, when they led the effort to oust Gov. Gray Davis and sent Arnold Schwarzenegger to the governor’s office.
Larry Elder, who was the clear frontrunner among the slate of candidates set to replace Newsom in the event a majority of Californians voted no, conceded after the election. The right wing talk radio host was on the attack for much of the address. After conceding defeat, he ripped Newsom on multiple fronts, including crime, during a lengthy speech.
“Crime up,” said Elder. “Forty-one percent in L.A., and I’m talking about shootings, homicides. Under this governor, 20,000 convicted felons were released early. What could possibly go wrong? The other day, former Senator Barbara Boxer was mugged in Oakland.”
That prompted a handful of those in attendance to laugh.
“You’re not cheering for Barbara Boxer being mugged, are you?” asked Elder. “This is rough crowd. This is a rough crowd.”
Elder moved on, choosing to admonish those who laughed at an 80-year-old woman being assaulted.
Moot as the point may be, Boxer was mugged not “the other day,” but actually in July. The diminutive ex-senator was assaulted in Oakland’s Jack London Square, her Twitter account announced at the time. She was pushed by an assailant who stole her phone. Boxer was not seriously hurt.
Boxer served four terms as senator from California from 1993 until her retirement in 2017.
Watch above via Fox 11 Los Angeles.
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