Kamala Harris Advocates for Letting Incarcerated Felons Vote, Changes Her Mind in Less Than 24 Hours

You’ve got to imagine it’s pretty difficult to stand out in the crowded sea of Democratic contenders right now.

There seem to be roughly 245,412 candidates currently, and we’re still waiting for Joe Biden to formally throw his hat in the ring.

So how do the rotating crew of the dozens of frontrunners keep their names in the papers?

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Lie, apparently. Or change their mind in approximately one day when a proposed policy doesn’t land well.

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Kamala Harris is doing relatively well in the race so far, at least for a non-white male (the Dems never play by their own rules, do they?), but she can’t seem to stick to a very solid platform and seems more interested in virtue signaling and talking about smoking pot and what kind of hip hop she likes.

So when someone asked her at felons voting at a CNN town hall event on Monday, she apparently just went along with what the candidate that spoke before her had said, presuming that was the right answer.

The candidate that spoke before her in this case, however, was none other than one Bernard Sanders, who is all about giving convicted, incarcerated felons the right to vote because “voter turnout.”

I’m not joking:

During a CNN town hall on Monday night, Sanders was asked by a Harvard student if he supports “enfranchising people” like Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whom she noted was a “convicted terrorist and murderer,” as well as “those convicted of sexual assault.”

Sanders said he wanted a “vibrant democracy” with a “higher voter turnout.” He argued that despite being in prison for any crime, “everybody can vote” and such a right should be given “even for terrible people.”

“This is what I believe. Do you believe in democracy? Do you believe that every single American 18 years of age or older who is an American citizen has the right to vote?” Sanders later said. “This is a democracy. We’ve got to expand that democracy and I believe that every single person does have the right to vote.”

Sanders, of course, represents the most radical wing of the party, and Harris can’t seem to decide if she wants to fall in with the radicals or try to pass off being a moderate like Obama did in 2008.

When she was asked by Don Lemon about Sanders’ position and what hers would be, she opted to join Sanders.

At first.

“Another issue that I want to talk to you about — this is really important — I’m not sure if you were watching earlier, but Senator Bernie Sanders said that he is in favor of felons being able to vote while serving in prison,” Lemon asked Harris later that evening.

“He 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?”

“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 formally incarcerated are not denied a right to vote, which is the case in so many states in our country, in some states permanently deprived of the right to vote,” Harris responded.

“But people who are in — convicted, in prison, like the Boston Marathon bomber, on death row, people who are convicted of sexual assault, they should be able to vote?” Lemon pressed.

“I think we should have that conversation,” Harris replied.

It didn’t keep.

A scant 24 hours later, she distinctly said she did not think that felons should have the right to vote.

From the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra:

Democrat Kamala Harris last night: “We should have that conversation” about allowing the Boston Marathon bomber to vote from prison

Harris today: “Do I think that people who commit murder, people who are terrorists should be deprived of their rights? Yeah, I do”

Pick a lane, sweetheart.

 

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