Just hours after agreeing with Sen. Bernie Sanders’ controversial proposal to allow convicted terrorists and mass shooters the opportunity to vote, Sen. Kamala Harris publicly rebuked the policy; saying incarcerated felons “should be deprived” of “their rights.”
“Do I think that people who commit murder, people who are terrorists should be deprived of their rights? Yeah, I do,” said Harris.
Democrat Kamala Harris last night: “We should have that conversation” about allowing the Boston Marathon bomber to vote from prison
Harris today: “Do I think that people who commit murder, people who are terrorists should be deprived of their rights? Yeah, I do” pic.twitter.com/XMqeVNkgUm
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 24, 2019
The Senator’s comments are a sharp reversal from her rhetoric during Monday night’s televised town hall event, where she said the US should have a “conversation” on whether the Boston Marathon bomber has the right to vote from Death Row.
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.
GRAHAM SLAM: Lindsey Graham BLASTS Bernie’s Proposal to Allow Mass Shooters to Vote from Prison
Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Tuesday after the potential presidential candidate claimed the Boston Marathon bomber and others should have the “right to vote” from prison.
“Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse….@BernieSanders supports allowing rapists, murderers, and terrorists – like the Boston bomber and Dylan Roof, the individual who massacred 9 church-goers in Charleston, to vote from prison,” posted Graham on social media.
“I look forward to hearing his explanation — in South Carolina — why Dylan Roof should be allowed to vote in the upcoming elections,” he added.
I look forward to hearing his explanation — in South Carolina — why Dylan Roof should be allowed to vote in the upcoming elections.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) April 23, 2019
Sanders made national headlines Monday night during his televised town hall event when he said rapists, murderers, and other convicted felons should take part in national elections.