A self-described pedophile and rapist who was imprisoned for threatening to assassinate the president of the United States is running for Congress.
Nathan Larson is the candidate, running in Virginia, and Democratic ex-Governor Terry McAuliffe is the man who restored voting rights to thousands of convicted felons in 2016, Larson among them. Larson landed himself in prison in 2008 after sending a letter to the Secret Service threatening to kill the president. That felony conviction would have made it impossible for him to vote for the rest of his life, but McAullife’s blanket amnesty changed that. Since his release from prison, Larson has revealed some horrifying things about his late ex-wife and his sexual preferences.
Larson probably doesn’t have much of a chance winning his election, but McAullife has been eyeing a 2020 presidential run. This probably isn’t the best start.
Correction: A previous version of this article, citing a HuffPost report, inaccurately said that Larson would have been ineligible to run for Congress if not for McAuliffe’s clemency order. Larson’s felony conviction rendered him ineligible to run for statewide office but he remained eligible to run for federal office. The Daily Caller News Foundation apologizes for the inaccuracy.
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