Biden Remains Against Death Penalty, Says Spokesperson, As Feds Give Execution Dates For More On Death Row

Biden Remains Against Death Penalty, Says Spokesperson, As Feds Give Execution Dates For More On Death Row


After the Federal Bureau of Prisons set execution dates for three more federal death row inmates, a spokesperson for Democratic nominee Joe Biden told the Associated Press that the former vice president remains opposed to the death penalty. 

The spokesperson, TJ Ducklo, told AP that Biden will remain opposed to it in the future as well, but Ducklo declined to say whether Biden would want to immediately enact a moratorium on executions for federal death row inmates as president. Currently, two federal death row inmates have execution dates set for the week prior to inauguration day. 

Last year, Attorney General Bill Barr ordered the Bureau of Prisons to resume executions for death row inmates following a 17-year pause on federal executions. “The Justice Department upholds the rule of law—and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system,” said Barr. 

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Biden opposed the change at the time, tweeting: “Since

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