Kerry Washington Suggests Removing the Felony Box From Job Applications if Trump Can Run For President as Felon

Donald Trump’s conviction changed the actress’ views on the justice system.

During a recent interview with Bustle, Kerry Washington opened up about her thoughts on Donald Trump and how he’s still able to run for president as a felon after being convicted of 34 counts of falsifying business records. 

“Everything has changed in terms of how I feel about the so-called justice system,” she told the publication. “We’re in such an interesting moment when it comes to [the question of], ‘What is a felon?’ I love what people have been sharing on social media, [saying that] if a person who is a convicted felon can still run for president, then we should be removing that box from job applications.”

The “Scandal” star also added that if a felon can run for president, they should be able to vote too. “That’s huge. Huge. The irony is that [Gov.] Ron DeSantis has been trying to make it impossible in Trump’s home state. A bill was passed in Florida to allow formerly incarcerated folks to vote, and DeSantis has been trying to do everything he can to [undercut] that. Donald Trump may not be able to vote in his home state,” she continued.

Washington’s next release is season two of Hulu’s “UnPrisoned,” where she plays a therapist whose life is upended when her father is released from prison. The series is inspired by the life of creator Tracy McMillan.

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