AG Holder Urges Lawmakers to Restore Voting Rights for Convicted Felons
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged lawmakers to “pass clear and consistent reform to restore the voting rights of all who have served their terms in prison or jail, completed their parole or probation, and paid their fines.”
On tonight’s Great American Panel, Sean Hannity, Geraldo Rivera, Bernard McGuirk and Fox Business Network’s Sandra Smith discussed the issue.
“You do the crime, you do your time, your rights are restored, they should be, it should not be used to disenfranchise people … do we really wanna permanently disenfranchise those people? I don’t think so,” Rivera said.
“You know something, if you’re a convicted murderer, pedophile, rapist, yeah, I do, I think that’s part of the punishment,” Hannity said.
McGuirk said he believes there should be a distinction between violent and nonviolent predators.
Smith said Holder is “overdoing his jurisdiction here” and shouldn’t be blanketing this across the country.