Project 21 co-chairman Horace Cooper was interviewed for CNN’s “The Situation Room” about allowing felons to regain voting privileges after they have technically repaid their debt to society. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has expressed interest in possible reinstatement of such voting privileges in Kentucky (at least, maybe, for non-violent offenders).
This position puts Senator Paul closer to the beliefs held by Obama Attorney General Eric Holder than the Tea Party.
Despite a 20-minute interview that Horace said touched on aspects of the felon voting issue that included discussion about the views of the victims as to whether released convicts are rehabilitated and whether there should be more focus on making schools and broken families an issue in why felons are being created in the first place, CNN went for the line about the personal political implications for Senator Paul taking such a stand.
Here’s the CNN report: