President Trump’s re-election campaign unloaded on Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders newest radical proposal Wednesday; blasting his plan to permit convicted “terrorists and murderers” to vote from prisons across the country.
“The extremity and radicalism of the 2020 Democrats knows no bounds,” said Trump campaign press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
“Giving imprisoned terrorists, sex offenders, and murderers the right to vote is an outrageous proposal that is deeply offensive to innocent victims across this country, some of whom lost their lives and are forever disenfranchised by the very killers that 2020 Democrats seek to empower,” she added.
Senator Sanders stunned viewers during a televised town hall event Monday when he said the Boston Marathon bomber and other convicted mass murderers should “have the right to vote” while incarcerated.
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BERNIE GOES BERSERK: Sanders Says Trump ‘Most Dangerous President in Modern History’
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders escalated his war-of-words with the White House Monday night; declaring President Trump “the most dangerous president in modern history” and demanding Congress subpoena those named in Robert Mueller’s report.
“We have the most dangerous president in the modern history of our country. Someone who’s a pathological liar… It goes without saying that the Congress has to take a hard look, do a hard investigation, and subpoena the people named in that report,” Sanders said at a town hall event.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: "We have the most dangerous president in modern history of this country." pic.twitter.com/1IF8JEcHhW
— The Hill (@thehill) April 23, 2019
The self-described Democratic Socialist raised eyebrows across the country this week after he said mass shooters and convicted felons must be allowed to vote while serving their prison sentences.
BERNIE: Boston Marathon Bomber Has ‘Right to Vote’ from Death Row to Create ‘Vibrant Democracy’
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his proposal to allow convicted felons to vote from federal prisons Monday night; saying Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -the Boston Marathon Bomber- should be “enfranchised” to protect a “vibrant democracy.”
— CNN (@CNN) April 23, 2019
“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?” asked an audience member during Monday’s town hall event.
“I believe in creating a vibrant democracy… If somebody commits a serious crime- sexual assault, murder, they’re gonna be punished. They may be in jail for 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, their whole lives. That’s what happens when you commit a serious crime,” said Sanders.
“But, I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people,” he added.