WATCH: Rob Reiner Warns California Voters About “Crazy Man” and GOP Favorite Larry Elder
Politics are quite quirky in the state of California. Despite being one of the bluest states in the nation, the recall process allows for the opportunity that a Republican could become the Governor of the state without a wide-scale election. And if Gavin Newsome is recalled, it is likely that Larry Elder would become the leader of California.
To say that the Republican has skeletons in his closet would be an understatement. Elder holds extremist positions on a number of different issues. During a Friday night appearance on MSNBC, Rob Reiner warned California voters to not let this “crazy person” become governor.
The actor and director told Joy Reid:
“Now, I want to tell you something about Larry Elder. I debated Larry Elder years ago. I passed an initiative here in California to raise cigarette taxes to fund early childhood, and we debated and because we knew that by raising cigarette taxes you were going to reduce people smoking, which was a good thing. Larry Elder actually took the position in the debate that it was a good thing that people smoked because they would die sooner and it would reduce the health care costs and the drag on the public for Medicare, Medicaid. This is a crazy man. And like you say, he is way to the right of Donald Trump. So this is scary. People cannot be complacent. You’ve got to hand in your ballot. Get your ballot and vote no. That’s all you have to do.”