2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) supports the voting rights of America’s worst criminals: while they are in jail!
Bernie Sanders wants to extend voting rights to felons while incarcerated. He also thinks right to vote should be extended to those who commit violent crimes, “even for terrible people.” #CNNTownHall https://t.co/eKHcfGXsos #SandersTownHall pic.twitter.com/TLWAZ7TUsp
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 23, 2019
Conservative talk radio-host Larry Elder takes Crazy Bernie to task using his own flawed-logic:
You say the right to vote is SO fundamental that convicted felons IN PRISON, even murderers, should be able to vote. Why stop there? The 2nd Amendment is pretty fundamental, too. Shouldn’t convicted felons IN PRISON have the right to keep and bear arms?
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) April 24, 2019
The idea that individuals who aren’t trusted with their own freedom should be trusted with the right to vote is absurd and immoral.
Wow…Bernie Sanders just said he wants felons to vote…WHILE IN JAIL.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) April 23, 2019
This is who Democrats are betting the farm on? How about Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)? Apparently, during the same CNN Town Hall, Sen. Harris appeared to agree with the old curmudgeon from Vermont.
National Review has a piece containing the original question posed to Sen. Sanders and Sen. Kamala Harris’ back-and-forth with CNN host Don Lemon.
“Anne Carlstein, a junior at Harvard, asked Sanders, ‘You have said that you believe that people with felony records should be allowed to vote while in prison. Does this mean that you would support enfranchising people like the Boston Marathon bomber, a convicted terrorist and murderer? Do you think that those convicted of sexual assault should have the opportunity to vote for politicians who could have a direct impact on women’s rights?’
SANDERS: So here is — Anne, to answer your question, as it happens, in my own state of Vermont, from the very first days of our state’s history, what our Constitution says is that everybody can vote. That is true. So people in jail can vote.
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So I believe that people commit crimes, they paid the price. When they get out of jail, I believe they certainly should have the right to vote. But I do believe that even if they are in jail they’re paying their price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.
Harris said ‘We should have that conversation.’
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LEMON: But people who are in — convicted, in prison, like the Boston Marathon bomber, on death row, people who are convicted of sexual assault, they should be able to vote?
HARRIS: I think we should have that conversation.”
You know you are “off your rocker” when Cher thinks you are nuts! Fox News has the full story, here:
“Music superstar Cher hit back at 2020 Democratic frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday after he argued that criminals serving time in prison, including the Boston Marathon bomber, should be able to vote.
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Cher took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon to sound off on Sanders’ position in a since-deleted tweet.
‘Does Bernie Sanders really believe [people] in prison who are murderers!? Rapists!? Child Molesters!? Boston bombers… still deserve the right to vote!?’ Cher asked her 3.65 million followers.”
Democrats continue to prove they do not fundamentally understand what the American people are looking for in a leader. They have had the wrong takeaway from every political situation they encounter.
If they continue down this path of idiocy, they will surely lose their hold on anyone in the moderate side of their party.