We’re especially interested in how 2020 candidate Kamala Harris is going to weigh in on the execution of John William King. Remember how quickly she called Jussie Smollett’s “attack” a “modern-day lynching”? Well, this was a real hate crime — an ugly, brutal hate crime.
And now she’s waffling on whether or not rapists and murderers and terrorists should be allowed to vote from prison. She says she’s a prosecutor, so criminals have to pay for their crimes, but she also said it’s a “conversation” the country needs to have.
So should King have been able to cast a ballot all those years he spent on death row? If the Boston Marathon bomber gets to vote, surely this guy should have had a say in elections.
BREAKING: Texas has executed John William King, a white supremacist who orchestrated the 1998 dragging death of James Byrd Jr., one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history. https://t.co/conLbMnmzt
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 25, 2019
Texas executes man convicted in murder of James Byrd Jr., the 1998 case that prompted a national discussion about hate-crime laws https://t.co/peE1aCEzA1
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 25, 2019
And he never got to vote … https://t.co/wFzIubb1lj
— Arthur Kimes (@ComradeArthur) April 25, 2019
— Brian Pompo (@BrianPompo) April 25, 2019
Who has his proxy for the next election?
— Great Googlely Moogely (@Judge_Mental_SA) April 25, 2019
But @BernieSanders wanted him to vote
— Eddie Walters (@ShotgunEd) April 25, 2019
Hopefully he got his write in vote placed first
— Polar Vortex (@Primary_Debate) April 25, 2019
— KetoBaker (@BakerKeto) April 25, 2019
But did he get to vote absentee in the 2020 election? Asking for friend #FeelTheBern
— Roscoe Tanner (@tanner_roscoe) April 25, 2019
Did he cast his ballot on his way out?
— Lighten Up, Sparky (@cskainr) April 25, 2019
— Tom (@tomarmetta) April 25, 2019
Bernie wanted him to have the right to vote
— B.A. Meyer (@gwpbrianw) April 25, 2019
Bernie's mad that the guy can no longer vote.
— 🇺🇸RowdyTexan🇺🇸 (@punmasterflash) April 25, 2019
Doesn't matter that he's executed. The Dems will still have his vote in 2020.
— ₱ⱤØⱠɆVɆⱠ_₳V (@mannyrod007) April 25, 2019
I prefer to vote against people who would give him the right to vote
And who oppose the death penalty https://t.co/NtnyXX4lYi
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) April 25, 2019
The entire Democratic field must now condemn this https://t.co/H2W5ZEfmtr
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) April 25, 2019
The real question we should be asking, "Did he get to vote before he was executed?"
— DC (@collisindc) April 25, 2019
I mean, they didn't even let him turn in his absentee ballot.
— Zaggs (@Zaggs) April 25, 2019
There goes a Bernie bro.
— Jamie ⭐⭐⭐ (@JamieLynnLVN) April 25, 2019
OK, and now for some of the best GIFs:
— Magnificent Pagan Beast (@pumphog74) April 25, 2019
— Thanos (@CledusMcfadden) April 25, 2019
— Louis DelValle (@ldelvalle) April 25, 2019
— lmjstar (@lmjstar) April 25, 2019
— Hank (@HankCharlesIII) April 25, 2019
— AJ Graves (@ajgraves14) April 25, 2019
— Freddie (@sanf81) April 25, 2019
— Timothy Michael (@Rad_48) April 25, 2019
— Jasmine No Princess (@HawtVAchocolate) April 25, 2019
— Darth Nickious (@NickShannon125) April 25, 2019
— sportsguy70 (@CjNascar6767) April 25, 2019
Buh bye pic.twitter.com/7IFxWzAQxa
— Shellie J (@Sgjenks825) April 25, 2019
— George C. Wang (@GeorgeCWang) April 25, 2019
— Jessica (@jessvegas86) April 25, 2019
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All kidding aside, Bernie is dead-set on letting everyone vote and is done talking about it.
Enough with the racist and unconstitutional efforts to deny people the right to vote. If you are an American citizen you must be able to vote. End of discussion. https://t.co/9yxsevVLMm
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 25, 2019
DAMAGE CONTROL! Kamala Harris beats a late retreat from call to let terrorists & felons vote https://t.co/JMwzuENmkB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 24, 2019