Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman once advocated for the elimination of cash bail in an effort not to "criminalize poverty" or "criminalize race." The revelation of Fetterman's prior remarks favoring an end to cash bail come after Huffington Post reported late last month that the candidate "has not advocated for eliminating cash bail or called for 'defunding' the police." Speaking about the Democratic Party's mission as it relates to criminal justice reform in 2018, Fetterman said the party should support ending cash bail because "we are the party of second chances. We are the party that believes — we don't believe in death by incarceration." "We're the party that doesn't want to criminalize things like marijuana, small-scale marijuana possessions.