Exclusive: Larry Elder Breaks Down Why Blacks and Hispanics Want to Recall Gavin Newsom

In this July 13, 2021 file photo radio talk show host Larry Elder speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Norwalk, Calif. Elder, in his first press conference since announcing his candidacy July 12, told reporters that if he replaces Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in the Sept. 14 election …
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Larry Elder, talk radio host and Republican candidate for governor of California in the state’s special election, told Breitbart News on Friday that black and Hispanic Californians want to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA).

Poor quality public education, rising rates of crime, and skyrocketing costs of living are the three primary reasons black and Hispanic voters in California want to remove Newsom, Elder stated.

“Eighty percent of the kids educated in government schools in California are black and brown,” he remarked. “The lion’s share of them are Hispanics, and they are getting a lousy education and they know it. The worst teachers, worst principals, the worst bureaucrats.”

Newsom’s criminal justice policies are driving a rise in crime across the Gold State, Elder held. He noted how Democrats and the broader left regularly frame their policies towards crime in racial terms. “Rising crime will disproportionately hurt black and brown people, the very people the left claim to care about.”

Elder remarked, “The [median] price of a home in California just hit $800,000. That is 150 percent [above] the national average, and according to Lee E. Ohanian, a professor who specializes in real estate matters at UCLA, the average price of a home in California is literally 50 percent more than it would be [if not for] rules and extreme environmental laws.”

“For all those reasons, Hispanic voters have had it,” he added. “The lion’s share of them — I think almost 70 percent — voted for Gavin Newsom just two years earlier. Now, the majority want him out.”

California’s failures in addressing many issues are “all because of [Newsom],” Elder assessed.

He said, “[Newsom] is a guy who lost $30 billion dollars through our Employment Development Department, money that should have been spent for unemployment benefits for Californians, because he shut down the state in the most draconian way, [more severe] than any other governor did. Instead, the money went to criminals inside the country [and] outside the country.”

He went on, “[Newsom] has mismanaged the forests. We’re having a water shortage. Crime is going up. Homelessness is going up. The cost of living [is] out of sight, which is why, for the very first time in California history, there’s a net migration of people out of California, and it’s not just millionaires and billionaires who are leaving. It’s also businesses.”

Pedestrians walk to the edge of the sidewalk to avoid stepping on people in tents and sleeping bags on Monday, April 13, 2020, in the tenderloin area of San Francisco. Local governments have begun moving large numbers of homeless into hotels as part of Operation Roomkey. Among the requirements are that people get tested when they check in and that medical staff at the hotel make regular checks to see if people's conditions change. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Pedestrians walk to the edge of the sidewalk to avoid stepping on people in tents and sleeping bags on Monday, April 13, 2020, in the tenderloin area of San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

“[Gavin Newsom] cracked down on churches,” Elder recalled of Newsom’s statewide lockdowns, ostensibly issues to reduce coronavirus transmission. “He left marijuana shops open. He left open the big box stores while mom and pops were shut down. One-third of all small businesses [were] destroyed, ended forever.”

Elder concluded, “One of the many things I’m going to do when I become governor is, to the extent that there are still mandates for vaccines and for face masks for state workers, they’re going to be repealed.”

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