House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is tearing into 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for wanting to give “full voting rights to terrorists in prison” while allegedly “stripping away” rights of law-abiding citizens.
On Fox News on Wednesday, Scalise pointed out that “it’s almost unbelievable when you look at how far to the left they have gone, where socialism literally is beating out liberalism in terms of their ideology.”
In regard to Sanders advocating for people like the Boston Marathon bomber — who killed three people and injured at least 264 others in the attack and is now facing the death penalty — to have the ability to vote while in prison, the Republican lawmaker called it as he saw it.
He noted that while Sanders wants to allow prisoners to vote, Democrats are going to start “stripping away” rights of “law-abiding citizens,” particularly when it comes to gun rights.
“They’re going to take away your First Amendment rights, your Second Amendment rights,” Scalise said. “They’ve got this plan on health care where they want to take away your ability to buy your own private insurance from your company.”
Scalise added that “it’s all about control versus freedom.”
On the health care plan put out by Democrats, Sanders reintroduced his “Medicare for All” bill on April 10. A health care expert recently told Fox News that “we would need to double the taxes just to even attempt to pay for this program,” as IJR Red reported.
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Democrats have moved so far to the radical left that their actual proposals now include giving full voting rights to terrorists in prison like the Boston Marathon bomber, all while stripping away the 1st and 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. pic.twitter.com/xs2YlFFCVs
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) April 24, 2019
Sanders claimed during Monday’s CNN town hall that “terrible people” like the Boston Marathon bomber should have the right to vote while in prison, as IJR Red reported.
He was initially backed by fellow 2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who said at the town hall that “we should have that conversation.” However, Harris quickly walked back her comments on Tuesday, instead saying that she’s in favor of allowing felons the right to vote once they’re released.