William Barr made one announcement that has every criminal in America on edge
Donald Trump appointed William Barr as Attorney General to do the job Jeff Sessions failed to do.
Barr has gone about trying to correct Sessions’ biggest mistakes.
And now William Barr made one announcement that has every criminal in America on edge.
On Thursday, Attorney General Barr made a shocking announcement.
The federal government would reinstate the death penalty.
Attorney General Barr announced that the federal government would carry out its first two executions since 2003.
The federal government will resume executing death row inmates after nearly two decades without doing so, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of five inmates convicted of murder and other crimes. The executions have been scheduled for December 2019 and January 2020.
The department also announced a new execution protocol, replacing the three-drug cocktail previously used in federal executions with the single drug, pentobarbital.
The last federal execution was carried out in 2003. There are 62 individuals on federal death row, according to a tracker maintained by the Death Penalty Information Center.
2020 Democrat Presidential contenders raced to condemn Barr’s move.
But this will backfire on Democrats.
56 percent of Americans support the death penalty for convicted murders.
By reflexively opposing everything Donald Trump does to curry favor with the liberal base, Democrats are painting themselves into a corner in the 2020 election.