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Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), who serves as co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders‘s (I-VT) 2020 presidential campaign, broke with Sanders over his support for allowing the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to vote from prison, telling CNN’s New Day on Wednesday that he “wouldn’t go that far” to restore voting rights for felons.
A partial transcript is as follows:
JOHN - BERMAN - Right - Congressman - Response
JOHN BERMAN: Do you believe in the right of the incarcerated to vote, Congressman? And what’s your response to the [Boston Marathon] survivor who is disappointed in Senator Sanders?
REP. RO KHANNA: Well, I saw Rosanne’s statement on your show and she’s very inspiring and my heart goes out to her. Let’s start with some basic facts and then I think my state, California, shows the way forward. Senator Sanders is talking about this because mass incarceration is an issue of racial disparity. One out of every three black men are in jail or find themselves convicted of a felony. We have a country which has gone from incarcerating 500,000 people to 2.2 million people, and this is...
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