With the national conversation turning to voting rights for incarcerated felons, even terrorists, and presidential candidates such as Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsing the idea, Saikat Chakrabarti, chief of staff to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, asked why there was opposition to the idea.

"What's the reason NOT to let incarcerated people vote? Shouldn't the people most affected by unjust laws have some say in electing people to change them?" Chakrabarti asked on Wednesday.

He went to say how important the right to vote is and how it is not a privilege, using the Second Amendment as an example:

Chakrabarti's question and defense was met with a mix of mockery, criticism, and support:

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said during her CNN town hall there should be a discussion on the idea.

"I'm going to think about it, and I'm going to talk to experts, and I'm gonna make a decision and I'll let you know. I will tell you this: One, it's a complex issue, I'm fully aware of that. Two, we right now have got a lot of work to do with the people in our country who have served their time and have been prohibited from voting," Harris later explained on the issue, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

[Related: Pete Buttigieg breaks with Bernie Sanders on allowing felons to vote from prison]