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It has been surmised by some, based solely on the commentary of prominent Democrats, that the only real principles and values held dear on the left are obtaining and holding political power, and using that power to advance their ideological agenda. Everything else is secondary to those priorities.
This was revealed once again by Democratic 2020 presidential contender and California Sen. Kamala Harris, who proclaimed herself to have been a longtime advocate of extending the right to vote to convicted felons, only to reverse herself and say the opposite less than 24 hours later.
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The Daily Wire reported that the latest controversy began at a CNN town hall-style special event on Monday that featured several top Democratic presidential candidates, including Harris and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Sanders was asked if he supported allowing convicted prisoners to vote — even including rapists, murders and terrorists, such as the Boston Marathon bomber — and he replied that even “terrible people” who were currently incarcerated deserved the right to vote.
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Not to be outdone in the incessant race to the left by all of the candidates, Harris seemed to sign on to that ludicrous policy later in the evening when asked about Sanders’ response.
Host Don Lemon asked Harris, “(Sanders) was asked specifically about people like the Boston Marathon bomber, also people who are convicted of sexual assault. And he said, this is a quote, ‘The right to vote is inherent to our democracy, yes, even for terrible people.’ Do you agree with that, Senator?”
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Harris replied, “I agree that the right to vote is one of the very important components of citizenship, and it is something that people should not be stripped of needlessly, which is why I have been long an advocate of making sure that the formerly incarcerated are not denied a right to vote,...
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