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On Monday, Independent Vermont Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders stated on Monday that convicted felons such as the Bost...

Bernie Sanders Wants Give The Boston Bomber The Right To Vote From His Prison Cell

On Monday, Independent Vermont Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders stated on Monday that convicted felons such as the Boston Bomber and individuals who have been convicted on sexual assault charges should be allowed to vote from their prison cells.

Sanders attended a CNN Townhall event this week. A Harvard student asked him if he would be supporting “enfranchising people like the Boston marathon bomber” and those convicted of sexual assault, giving them the right to vote from prison.

Sanders answered by bashing the “cowardly” Republican governors for “voter suppression” prior to saying that voting in America is an “inherent right” even for “terrible people.”

The Vermont Senator stated, “Now here is my view. If somebody commits a serious crime — sexual assault, murder, they’re going to 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.”

He continued “But I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people. Because once you start chipping away and you say, well, that guy committed a terrible crime, not going to let him vote; well, that person did that; not going to let that person vote — you’re running down a slippery slope.”

“So I believe that people who commit crimes, they pay the price. When they get out of jail, I believe they certainly should have the right to vote. But I do believe, 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,” said Sanders.

Bongino.com reports:

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) also responded to the question and said there should be a “conversation” about whether or not terrorists like the Boston bomber should have the right to vote from prison.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg disagreed, saying “Part of the punishment when you were convicted of a crime and you’re incarcerated is you lose certain rights, you lose your freedom.

Take a look at Sanders’ comments: