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Sen. Cory Gardner on Sanders’ push for felon voting rights: “The prison precinct plan goes a bit too far’

in the vicinityVideoSen. Cory Gardner, said Sanders’ plan to restore voting rights to felons is going too far

Republican sen. Cory Gardner said, to 2020, hopeful Bernie Sanders’ plan to restore voting rights to felons  “a bit too far.”

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., the democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ argument, said that the condemned Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and other violent offenders should be allowed to vote from prison, “a bit too far.”

“Democrats have to come up with a lot of very radical ideas, recently,” said Gardner on “Fox & Friends” on Monday.

“You want to be far to the elimination of the electoral Committee, pack the Supreme court, universal health care, but this prison precinct plan is a little bit too.”

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Gardner, who is a member of the foreign Affairs Committee, added: “you want to restore voting rights? How about the 160 lives lost, of Terry Nichols. I’m sure you want your life to have been restored, but we give them the right to vote as a felon behind bars in the most extreme security jail in this country?”

Nichols is serving life in prison for his role in the support of Timothy McVeigh carry out the 19. April 1995 bombing that killed 168 people. Nichols is in the highest security prison level in the Bureau of the prison system, is located in the Florence Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, Colorado. McVeigh was convicted and executed.

During a CNN town hall last Monday, a Harvard student Sanders asked if his position on the expansion of the voting would support rights to felons in prison “enfranchising people,” as the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as well as those “convicted of sexual assault,” whose votes would have a “direct impact on the rights of women.”

Sanders first responded by saying that he wanted a “vibrant democracy” with “higher turnout” and blasted the “cowardly Republican governors,” he said, “to suppress the vote to try.”

The Vermont senator argued that the Constitution says, “everyone can rate” and that “some people can vote in prison.”

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“But, I think, the right to vote is an integral part of our democracy,” said Sanders. “Yes, even for terrible people.”

A number of MPs are now pushing back on this promise. On Tuesday, a day after Sanders and his position declared on the voting rights of those convicted of sexual assault and crimes such as terrorism, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., back to your Position to begin by saying: “we must vote the conversation”, for example, that criminals currently in jail.

You made the first comment on a televised town hall event last Monday. The next day, while speaking to a press gaggle in New Hampshire, Harris said, “I think that people who commit murder, people, the terrorists should have their rights deprived? Yes, I know. I’m a Prosecutor.

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She added: “It has serious consequences for the most extreme types of crimes.”

If you are asked to weigh in the fact that in Maine, it is legal for felons to be put behind bars votes Gardner: “you can do what you want, but don’t mess with Colorado. We have a system now that Colorado like. It is well-balanced. It is what we have.”

He added, “I think we all learned as children in elementary or high school kids in our civics class, if you are in prison for a crime, particularly a crime of terrorism, if you do not vote.”

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Gardner called Sanders’ push for felon voting rights “alarming,” adding, “I think it makes the American people realize how far they (the Democrats) are ready to go, how extreme they are.”

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