Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he would droop the federal loss of life penalty if elected president.
Hickenlooper, who’s operating for the Democratic presidential nomination, made the pledge throughout a CNN city corridor Wednesday evening.
As governor, Hickenlooper refused to execute quadruple-murderer Nathan Dunlap. He mentioned he was against the loss of life penalty and wouldn’t carry it out.
Requested if he would do the identical for the 63 folks at present on federal loss of life row, Hickenlooper mentioned sure. He added that whereas he hasn’t studied all of the circumstances, “I’d must be suspicious simply to begin.”
He additionally famous that minorities usually tend to be sentenced to loss of life.
Different Democratic presidential aspirants, together with California Sen. Kamala Harris, have additionally known as for suspending the loss of life penalty.