What Bernie Sanders said about these rights for convicted terrorists will make your blood boil
The latest polling shows Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the pack for the Democrat nomination in 2020.
If he wins, he will challenge Trump in the general election.
But his support could be plummeting after he said something insane about rights for convicted terrorists.
Bernie Sanders is a socialist with a lot of crazy ideas.
And somehow he continues to be popular among many voters, particularly young voters who support his socialist agenda.
But there might be no idea of his that is crazier than his belief that convicted criminals currently serving hard time should be allowed to vote from prison.
In recent weeks he hinted at the position, with many questioning how far he is willing to go with it.
But, in a recent town hall, he made it clear he believes every criminal deserves to vote while they’re still behind bars, including the Boston Marathon bomber and convicted sexual predators.
Fox News reports:
2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday defended his stance for granting voting rights to criminals in prison, including the Boston Marathon bomber and convicted sexual assaulters.
During a CNN town hall on Monday night, Harvard student Anne Carlstein asked if his position would support “enfranchising people” like Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who she noted is a “convicted terrorist and murderer,” as well as those “convicted of sexual assault,” whose votes could have a “direct impact on women’s rights.”
Sanders first responded by saying he wanted a “vibrant democracy” with “higher voter turnout” and blasted “cowardly Republican governors” who he said were “trying to suppress the vote.”
The Vermont senator then argued that the Constitution says “everybody can vote” and that “some people in jail can vote.”
CNN host Chris Cuomo was clearly taken aback by his candid statement, even giving him the chance to walk it back.
But Sanders refused, instead doubling down on his position that even the Boston Bomber should be allowed to vote from prison.
Many think that once a criminal has served their time that their voting rights should be restored.
Further, most Americans understand that giving felons the right to vote while they’re behind bars is a ridiculous position.
But Sanders doesn’t care, likely because he believes these terrorists will vote for him.