“EXCUSE THE FK OUT OF ME IF I DONT FEEL WHITE BLACK,BROWN,CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTERS, MURDERERS OR RAPISTS STILL IN PRISON SHOULD KEEP RIGHT TO VOTE‼️”
Just last week, Cher made headlines by tweeting something that was surprisingly in line with Trump. She didn’t like the idea of sending a flood of migrants to the sanctuary city of Los Angeles when they can’t even take care of their own homeless people, many of whom are veterans.
Trump even screen capped Cher’s tweet and shared it on his feed:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
Now Bernie Sanders has pushed Cher to the right after he said during a CNN town hall event that criminals, including murderers, rapists, and even Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, should have the ability to vote.
Cameron Cawthorne of the Washington Free Beacon has the details:
Sanders Supports Allowing the Boston Marathon Bomber to Vote: My Campaign Wants to Create a ‘Vibrant Democracy’
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Monday night said he supported the voting rights of felons, including the Boston Marathon bomber who killed four people and injured 264 others during the 2013 attack.
Anne Carlstein, a Harvard University student, asked Sanders at a CNN town hall in Manchester, N.H. about recent comments supporting felons and sex offenders voting while in prison.
“Does this mean you would support enfranchising people like the Boston Marathon bomber, a convicted terrorist and murderer. Do you think those convicted of sexual assault should have the opportunity to vote for politicians who could have a direct impact on women’s rights?” Carlstein asked…
“Anne to answer your question, as it happens in my own state of Vermont, from the very first days of our state’s history, what our Constitution says is that everybody can vote,” Sanders said. “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, but I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people.”
Here’s the video:
Cher’s reaction to this was surprisingly rational and although she has already deleted her tweet, Stephen Miller made a copy:
She’s going to be posting at Free Republic before the year is out. pic.twitter.com/lFiVA1YWjM
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 23, 2019
Cher must have gotten some blowback from the left for saying that because she also deleted a related follow-up tweet which read:
DIDNT U SEE EARLIER TWT,ABOUT WHITE PPL CALLING POLICE IS NOW A CRIME⁉️DO YOU PPL JUST CHOOSE TWTS YOU CAN TWIST⁉️EXCUSE THE FK OUT OF ME IF I DONT FEEL WHITE BLACK,BROWN,CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTERS, MURDERERS OR RAPISTS STILL IN PRISON SHOULD KEEP RIGHT TO VOTE‼️
Most people reacted to Bernie’s comments the same way Cher did. This was not a garden variety gaffe. In a sane world, something like this blows a candidate’s chances completely.
Last word goes to Jim Geraghty:
Go ahead. Tell women you want to restore the voting rights of abortion clinic bomber Eric Rudolph. Tell African-Americans you want to restore the voting rights of the Charleston church shooter.https://t.co/rhFfYPq5XX pic.twitter.com/S6Va9tI6bR
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) April 23, 2019
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