Trump turns his fire on CA governor for his death penalty moratorium

California Governor Gavin Newsom, who will sign an executive order halting executions in his state, became the president's Twitter target as Donald Trump turned his fire on the governor for his shortsighted decision. Newsom cited his "moral conflict" with the death penalty as his reason. Fox News: The order will halt all executions performed at San Quentin State Prison while Newsom, a Democrat, is governor but leaves all convictions intact. A future governor can undo the order. "The intentional killing of another person is wrong.  And as governor, I will not oversee the execution of any individual," Newsom said in a prepared statement obtained by the Southern California News Group. Newsom has been a vocal opponent of the death penalty and has argued it is susceptible to human error.  Many have criticized the death penalty as being racially biased and too expensive.  Since 1973, 164 prisoners nationwide have...(Read Full Post)
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