Trump Calls Out California's Anti-Trump Governor

  • 2019-03-13
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Calls Out California's Anti-Trump Governor
Charlie Nguyen from Berkeley, CA, United States of America [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
President Trump criticized California's anti-Trump Governor Gavin Newsom over his decision to end the death penalty in the state, at least temporarily.

According to Fox News:

President Trump on Wednesday blasted California Gov. Gavin Newsom for halting executions for the state’s 737 death row inmates.

“Defying voters, the Governor of California will halt all death penalty executions of 737 stone cold killers. Friends and families of the always forgotten VICTIMS are not thrilled, and neither am I!” Trump tweeted early Wednesday.

 

The tweet comes hours before Newsom, a Democrat, is expected to sign an executive order that would halt all executions at San Quentin State Prison, closing a new execution chamber. The order would also withdraw lethal injection regulations. The order, though, would leave all convictions intact.

“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 staunch opponent of the death penalty and has called the system of punishment a failure.

 Source: TTN
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