Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders has received criticism for his stance that incarcerated felons should vote while in prison. Sanders insists that even those who have been convicted of terrorism like the Boston Marathon bomber should be able to vote. Saikat Chakrabarti, chief of staff to fellow socialist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, supported Bernie and took it further downhill. He asked why voting rights are stripped of felons while in prison and claimed that those “most affected by unjust laws” should have the right to vote.
UNJUST LAWS?? Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev planted bombs that killed three people (including an 8-year-old child) and injured 264 other (16 of whom lost a limb). He presently sits on death row at a maximum security prison in Colorado. The only thing unjust about that is once all of his appeals have expired he will be given a painless lethal injection.
Chakrabarti, who has been seen wearing a t-shirt depicting someone who fought alongside the Nazis, was met with anger and mocking on Twitter.
What’s the reason NOT to let incarcerated people vote? Shouldn’t the people most affected by unjust laws have some say in electing people to change them?
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