Larry Elder criticizes Sirhan Sirhan parole

FILE - This June 1968 file photo shows Sirhan Sirhan, right, a suspect of shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, with his attorney Russell E. Parsons in Los Angeles. Associated Press Hollywood reporter Bob Thomas was on a one-night political assignment in June 1968 to cover Kennedy’s victory in the California presidential primary when mayhem unfolded before his eyes. (AP Photo/File)

FILE - This June 1968 file photo shows Sirhan Sirhan, right, a suspect of shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, with his attorney Russell E. Parsons in Los Angeles. Associated Press Hollywood reporter Bob Thomas was on a one-night political assignment in June 1968 to cover Kennedy’s victory in the California presidential primary when mayhem unfolded before his eyes. (AP Photo/File)

This June 1968 file photo shows Sirhan Sirhan, right, a suspect of shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, with his attorney Russell E. Parsons in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/File)

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UPDATED 1:55 PM PT – Sunday, August 29, 2021

California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder slammed the California parole board for freeing Sirhan Sirhan. Tweeting on Saturday, the conservative radio host said it was alarming the L.A. County District Attorney didn’t even bother to show up to the hearing, saying this showed he had no concern for Robert Kennedy’s family.

While Elder said he admires the compassion of RFK’s two sons asking for the parole, he said he feels Kennedy’s other six kids were ignored.

Douglas Kennedy said he was incredibly moved by Sirhan’s remorse. “I’m overwhelmed just by being able to view Mr. Sirhan face-to-face. I think I’ve lived my life both in fear of him and his name in one way or another. And I am grateful today to see him as a human being worthy of compassion and love.”

Sirhan was paroled after serving 53 years in prison for assassinating Kennedy in 1968. His parole was granted following his 16th attempt last week. The final decision now moves to the governor, who is responsible for having the final say. Depending on the outcome of the Sept. 14 recall election, a replacement for Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) could ultimately decide his fate.

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