You have got to be kidding me. I can understand his dragging his feet on marriage equality given his Christian faith and the political environment…but the death penalty should be a no brainer.
President Barack Obama is making a hard case for overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system, but where he stands on the death penalty is unclear.
Obama has hinted that his support for capital punishment is eroding, but he has refused to discuss what he might call for.
The president recently repeated he is “deeply concerned” about the death penalty’s implementation, though he also acknowledges the issue has not been a top priority.
“I have not traditionally been opposed to the death penalty in theory, but in practice it’s deeply troubling,” Obama told the Marshall Project, a nonprofit journalism group, citing racial bias, wrongful convictions and questions about “gruesome and clumsy” executions. His delay in proposing solutions, he said, was because “I got a whole lot of other things to do as well.”
Mr. President…please don’t kill anymore people in my name!