Pop legend Cher found herself under fire from some Bernie supporters on Twitter, after she questioned Sanders’ controversial belief that terrorists, murderers, and child molesters should be able to vote.
In the now-deleted tweet, Cher questioned Sanders statement he made during the CNN town hall.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 24, 2019
Cher, do you get it, yet?
Democrats choose illegal aliens over Americans,
and think the Boston bomber should have the right to vote.
It's time to walk away from the democrat party.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) April 23, 2019
The Washington Examiner reported that Sanders said on Monday that “terrible people” such as the Boston Marathon bomber and felons convicted of sexual assault should be allowed to vote.
At a CNN town hall in New Hampshire, a Harvard junior asked Sanders if he supports voting rights for all convicted felons, including Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 25, who was sentenced to death for carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing which killed three people and wounded more than 260. The Democratic presidential candidate said earlier this month that he believes convicted felons should be able to vote even when they are still behind bars.
In response to the question, Sanders reiterated his belief in a “vibrant democracy,” voiced concern about policies under Republican governors which he thought could suppress voters, and stood behind his belief that felons should have the right to vote from prison.
Cher received backlash for her comments and after responding, opted to delete all of her tweets.
Pop star Cher defended herself from attacks on social media Tuesday in a series of now-deleted tweets after she was criticized for questioning Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) plan to let felons and terrorists vote.
“TERRORIST KILLED INNOCENT PPL. IM SICK OF BEING NAILED 2 CROSS BECAUSE U PPL THINK IM A RACIST‼️IM NOT GOING TO DEFEND MYSELF‼️I CARE 4 ALL PPL,TRY TO HELP ALL PPL,” Cher said. “Excuse The Fk Out Of Me If I don’t want ,Murders, Rapists, &; CHILD MOLESTERS of every color to vote.”
This post comes in response to a social media user who criticized Cher for panning the idea of letting felons vote.
In a Tuesday tweet, Cher questioned Bernie Sanders’ statement that felons should be able to vote.
“Does Bernie Sanders Really Believe Ppl In Prison Who Are Murderers⁉️ Rapists⁉️ Child Molesters⁉️ BOSTON BOMBERS.…STILL DESERVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE⁉️” she said.
Another user told Cher, “A disproportionate number of black and brown people end up in prison for petty or invented stuff, put there by racist judges and racist cops. Our system isn’t perfect; let’s allow them to vote AND work on disassembling racism in our legal system.”
“DO YOU PPL JUST CHOOSE TWTS YOU CAN TWIST⁉️EXCUSE THE FK OUT OF ME IF I DONT FEEL WHITE BLACK,BROWN,CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTERS, MURDERERS OR RAPISTS STILL IN PRISON SHOULD KEEP RIGHT TO VOTE‼️” she replied.
Cher’s original tweet, and her two responses were all later deleted.
During Bernie Sanders’ town hall Monday, he reiterated his belief that felons need to be able to vote, even terrorists.
“[I] think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy…Yes, even for terrible people because once you start chipping away — you say, ‘That guy committed a terrible crime, we’re not going to let him vote,’ or ‘that person did that,’ you’re running down a slippery slope,” he said.