Cory Gardner takes on Bernie Sanders over criminal voting
In case you missed it earlier this week, Cory Gardner unleashed a blistering response to Bernie Sanders after the Vermont socialist told an audience he supports providing incarcerated criminals with the right to vote.
That’s right, Bernie Sanders wants to allow terrorists, sex offenders, and convicted felons to vote from prison. As Cory points out, this would include prisoners incarcerated at the Supermax facility in Florence, home to some of our nation’s most notorious criminals and terrorists:
As a former prosecutor in Weld County, this might be one of the more deranged suggestions I have ever heard from a Democrat presidential candidate – much less the frontrunner for the nomination.
We are fortunate to have a Senator like Gardner who understands we need to stand up to Bernie Sanders and the socialist left. Please take a moment to read more about Cory’s outstanding response to Bernie below.
Democrats believe terrorists like the Boston Marathon Bomber should be allowed to vote from prison.
That’s just wrong. pic.twitter.com/TqcRyOdRFA
— GOP (@GOP) April 25, 2019
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner lit up Twitter after presidential candidate Bernie Sanders suggested that incarcerated felons should be allowed to vote.
Gardner unleashed a stream of tweets Wednesday in response, listing various notorious inmates at Colorado’s famous super-maximum-security federal prison.
“The Supermax prison in Florence, CO is called the ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’ because it houses the worst criminals and terrorists in the country,” the Colorado Republican tweeted. “Apparently some Democrats want to make it the next battleground precinct by giving these inmates the right to vote.”
Then a series of photos of well-known criminals housed at the United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility, also known as ADX Florence, were posted on Gardner’s official Twitter account.
They included “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, 2013 Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and 1995 Oklahoma City bombing accomplice Terry Nichols.
Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, defended the prisoner-voting idea during his town hall with CNN on Monday.
“If somebody commits a serious crime, sexual assault, murder, they’re going to be punished,” Sanders said. “They may be in jail for 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, their whole lives. That’s what happens when you commit a serious crime. But I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people.