AOC’s chief of staff on prisoners voting: People most affected by unjust laws should have say in those laws

AOC’s chief of staff on prisoners voting: People most affected by unjust laws should have say in those laws
Saikat Chakrabarti, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Sanders was talking about the most hardened criminals. So according to Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, a person who sentenced to life for murder is being treated unjustly under the law?]

If there’s a bad idea floating around Congress, rest assured that it’s been endorsed by someone on Team Ocasio-Cortez.

“Seeing Bernie et al prat-fall into some dorm room bullsh*t session about prisoners voting has made my day,” says Twitter pal CuffyMeh. Elements of the Green New Deal also had an odor of dorm-room scat around them but at least that proposal sought to meet an urgent demand on the left for policies to address a problem. By contrast, letting felons vote from behind bars seems to have wandered into the national presidential conversation like a lost tourist. You should’ve just given it directions and sent it on its way, Bernie.

Now here’s AOC’s right-hand man ushering it in and seating it at the table.

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The uncharitable view of Chakrabarti’s point about “unjust laws” is that the merry band of radicals in AOC’s office, not content to question the legitimacy of national borders, now would have us believe that all U.S. prisoners are to some extent political prisoners, even good ol’ Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The more charitable view is that he’s talking about only some laws and some prisoners. Which, per his later tweets, seems to be what he meant. …

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