House Minority Whip Steve Scalise tore into 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders for wanting to give “full voting rights to terrorists in prison” while allegedly “stripping away” rights of law-abiding American citizens.
Scalise appeared on “Fox News” this Wednesday and 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 Bernie Sanders advocating for criminals like the Boston Marathon bomber, who killed three people and injured many others in the attack and is now facing the death penalty, to have the right to vote while in prison, the Republican lawmaker called it as he saw it.
He said that while Bernie Sanders wants to allow prisoners to vote, Democrats are going to start “stripping away” rights of “law-abiding citizens,” particularly 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.”
“It’s all about control versus freedom.” Scalise added.
On the health care plan put out by the Dems, Bernie 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.”
During Monday’s CNN town hall, Bernie Sanders claimed that “terrible people” like the Boston Marathon bomber should have be allowed to vote while in prison.
In contrast to Sanders, another 2020 Democratic hopeful, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, made it clear when asked at the town hall if he supported prisoners voting behind bars, responding, “No.”