AOC And Her Fellow Democrats Urge Biden To Commute Sentences Of Violent Murderers


A group of Democratic members of Congress is urging President Joe Biden to commute the sentences of dozens of federal death row inmates.

The 35 legislators, led by members of “The Squad,” which includes Bronx/Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, called on Biden Friday to take “swift, decisive action” to commute the death sentences of 49 prisoners.

During former President Trump’s tenure, 13 prisoners were put to death, including three in his final days in office. President Obama had halted federal executions in 2015 but they were revived under Trump. In July 2019, former Attorney General William Barr announced the government would resume executions for the first time in 17 years.

“We must end federal executions for good,” tweeted Cori Bush, a Democratic congresswoman from Missouri, on Friday.

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