Kirsters Baish| Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders recently made a shocking statement, insisting that convicted mass murderers should be allowed to cast their votes from prison.
Well, Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham isn’t having any of Sanders’ nonsense, and he has called for the Democratic presidential hopeful to visit South Carolina and explain why the Charleston Church shooter, Dylann Roof, should be allowed to vote.
Roof was convicted of killing nine people in a South Carolina church. He was sentenced in 2017 to nine consecutive life terms after he plead guilty to the 2015 massacre.
On Tuesday, Senator Graham took to social media to condemn Sanders for his Monday night comment during a town hall event. He invited Sanders to come to South Carolina and defend his comments.
“Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse…. @BernieSanders supports allowing rapists, murderers, and terrorists – like the Boston bomber and Dylan Roof, the individual who massacred 9 church-goers in Charleston, to vote from prison.”
“I look forward to hearing his explanation — in South Carolina — why Dylan (sic) Roof should be allowed to vote in the upcoming elections.”
I look forward to hearing his explanation — in South Carolina — why Dylan Roof should be allowed to vote in the upcoming elections.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) April 23, 2019
The Daily Caller reports:
Sanders, during a CNN town hall on Monday, argued that felons should not just regain the right to vote once they have been released from prison, but should retain it while they are still serving their time.