Trump Is Rushing to Execute Federal Death Row Inmates
FEATURING NANCY HAYDT – President Donald Trump’s Justice Department is on track to oversee the most federal death row executions of any administration in more than a hundred years. Attorney General William Barr has resumed executions, ending a years-long moratorium.
Now, five new executions have been announced, and according to the Associated Press, “If the five take place as planned, then a total of 13 executions since July, when the administration resumed putting inmates to death after a 17-year hiatus, will cement Trump’s legacy as the most prolific execution president in more than 130 years.” Trump will leave the White House having executed nearly a quarter of all federal death-row prisoners. Public support for the death penalty has dropped, even among Republicans.
Nancy Haydt, Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus.