Trump Jr. slams 2020 Dems as 'more concerned' about rights of murderers than legal gun owners

Trump Jr. slams 2020 Dems as 'more concerned' about rights of murderers than legal gun owners
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr. slams Republican committee chairman: 'Too weak to stand up to the Democrats' #TrumpTantrum spreads on Twitter after impromptu press conference Trump family members will join state visit to UK MORE slammed 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Tuesday as "more concerned" about giving rights to murderers than legal gun owners.

"What does it say about the modern-day Democrat Party that @BernieSanders and @KamalaHarris seem more concerned about giving mass murderers like the Boston Marathon Bomber voting rights, than protecting the civil rights of law abiding American citizens who legally own guns?" the president's eldest son asked on Twitter.

Trump Jr. was likely referring to arguments both Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Ocasio-Cortez, progressives trash 'antisemitic' Politico illustration of Bernie Sanders 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSan Francisco police chief apologizes for raid on journalist's home Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign Senate Democrats to House: Tamp down the impeachment talk MORE (D-Calif.) made during CNN town halls Monday night.


Sanders said during the town hall that all felons should have the right to vote while incarcerated, including domestic terrorists like the Boston Marathon bomber.

"I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy," he said. "Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away ... you’re running down a slippery slope. ... I do believe that even if they are in jail, they’re paying their price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.” 

Harris during the town hall emphasized the importance of making sure the "formerly incarcerated" maintain the right to vote.

When pressed about whether current felons should also have that right, Harris was noncommittal.

“I think we should have that conversation," Harris said.

Both candidates support stricter gun control laws.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg defends Kaepernick, NFL players who kneel during national anthem Journalism is now opinion-based — not news-based Buttiegieg backs NFL players' right to protest during anthem: I 'put my life on the line to defend' that MORE (D) broke with Sanders and Harris on felon voting rights, making clear he does not believe that convicted felons should be able to vote while incarcerated.