Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham took aim on Tuesday at Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, suggesting that South Carolinians would not be pleased at the thought of prisoners being allowed to vote.
The former Republican presidential candidate claimed that it might be difficult to explain to the people of South Carolina, still raw from the racially-motivated church shooting perpetrated by Dylann Roof on June 17, 2015, why Bernie Sanders would allow a convicted murderer and self-proclaimed white supremacist to cast his vote.
“Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse….@BernieSanders supports allowing rapists, murderers, and terrorists – like the Boston bomber and Dylan[sic] Roof, the individual who massacred 9 church-goers in Charleston, to vote from prison,” Graham tweeted.
“I look forward to hearing his explanation — in South Carolina — why Dylan[sic] Roof should be allowed to vote in the upcoming elections,” Graham continued.
During a CNN town hall on Monday, Bernie Sanders argued that convicted felons should not just regain the right to vote once they have been released from prison, but should be allowed to cast their vote while they are still serving their time.
Many conservatives were outraged about Bernie Sanders’ proposal. His radical idea was torched on social media moments after he shared it with the public. Few democrats, however, decided to join his idea and shared their support.
Kamala Harris also stated that it’s an opportune time for America to have a conversation about allowing convicts to cast their vote in America’s elections.
When asked by host Don Lemon about fellow presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ proposal to let everybody vote, including even the Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose actions killed three people and injured 280 others back in 2013, she replied: “I think we should have that conversation.”