Hickenlooper says he'd suspend death penalty as president

Combined Shape

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he would suspend the federal death penalty if elected president.

Hickenlooper, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, made the pledge during a CNN town hall Wednesday night.

As governor, Hickenlooper refused to execute a quadruple-murderer. He said he was opposed to the death penalty and wouldn’t carry it out.

Asked if he would do the same for the 63 people currently on federal death row, Hickenlooper said yes. He added that while he hasn’t studied all the cases, “I’d have to be suspicious just to start.”

He also noted that minorities are more likely to be sentenced to death.

Trending:
Alert: Clock Is Ticking as Federalization of City's Police Under Biden Is Set to Begin

Other Democratic presidential aspirants, including California Sen. Kamala Harris, have also called for suspending the death penalty.

The Western Journal has not reviewed this Associated Press story prior to publication. Therefore, it may contain editorial bias or may in some other way not meet our normal editorial standards. It is provided to our readers as a service from The Western Journal.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →






We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. Their teams in over 100 countries tell the world’s stories, from breaking news to investigative reporting. They provide content and services to help engage audiences worldwide, working with companies of all types, from broadcasters to brands.
The Associated Press was the first private sector organization in the U.S. to operate on a national scale. Over the past 170 years, they have been first to inform the world of many of history's most important moments, from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of the Shah of Iran and the death of Pope John Paul.

Today, they operate in 263 locations in more than 100 countries relaying breaking news, covering war and conflict and producing enterprise reports that tell the world's stories.
Location
New York City




Conversation