Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stunned viewers — and even CNN — when he claimed even the Boston Marathon bomber should be allowed to vote from jail.
CNN host Chris Cuomo told the socialist lawmaker that he was essentially writing an opposition ad against himself by taking the radical position.
“You sure about that?” Cuomo asked.
“This is what I believe,” Sanders said. “You believe in Democracy. You believe that every single American 18 years of age or older… has the right to vote.”
He continued: “Once you start chipping away at that belief, that’s what our Republicans governors all over the country are doing. They come up with all kinds of excuses why people of color, young people, poor people can’t vote. And I will do everything I can to resist it.”
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This might seem so extreme that no other candidate would touch it with a 10-foot pole, but rising Democratic star Kamala Harris also stepped on the landmine.
“But people who are convicted in prison, like the Boston Marathon bomber, on death row, people who are convicted of sexual assault, they should be able to vote?” CNN’s Don Lemon asked.
“I think we should have that conversation,” Harris responded, shaking her head affirmatively.
The audience was left in a stunned silence, with only a few people applauding her answer. Even Lemon struggled to formulate a response.
“Okay. Alright, thank you,” Lemon replied.
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So add "letting terrorists vote in elections" to the 2020 Democratic platform. Yikes. President Donald Trump is going to love running against that position.
What crazy idea will the Democrats support next?