Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been silent on the news now that Boston Marathon bombing perpetrator Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will need a new trial in order to be executed. This is a trial Biden’s Justice Department would have to prosecute, if elected, so it’s something he should probably mention…
The overturning of Tsarnaev’s sentence has silenced the Biden campaign in press releases and on social media. Biden and his team also haven’t responded to inquiries on whether or not Biden would pursue the death penalty for Tsarnaev.
During Biden’s Sunday remarks on the anniversary of the El Paso Walmart shooting, he emphasized the need to fight “white supremacy” and push for gun control. He didn’t even discuss the penalties for the shooter Patrick Crusius, who is currently facing multiple capital charges. It also shows that Biden really does go where the wind blows. He supported the death penalty throughout his time in the Senate and has now shifted more to the left on both capital punishment and criminal justice.
“After flip flopping on his support for the death penalty, Joe Biden is now noticeably silent as justice is being ripped away from the families and friends who lost their loved ones in this heinous massacre. Biden is proving once again that in his America, criminals will not be held accountable for their crimes,” said Trump campaign spokeswoman Courtney Parella.
President Trump, on the other hand, has made it clear how he feels about Tsarnaev, whom he called “the animal that killed so many people during the Boston Marathon.” He has condemned the ruling and called for a do-over trial for Tsarnaev.
“Rarely has anybody deserved the death penalty more than the Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The court agreed that this “was one of the worst domestic terrorist attacks since the 9/11 atrocities”. Yet the appellate court tossed out the death sentence. So many lives lost and ruined. The Federal Government must again seek the Death Penalty in a do-over of that chapter of the original trial. Our Country cannot let the appellate decision stand. Also, it is ridiculous that this process is taking so long,” President Trump tweeted.
Tsarnaerv was originally sentenced for plotting and executing a terror attack along with his brother, Tamerlan, who was shot and killed. The pair detonated two bombs at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260.
Patricia Campbell’s daughter Krystle Campbell bled to death after one of the bombs shredded her lower torso. “It’s just terrible that he’s allowed to live his life. It’s unfair. He didn’t wake up one morning and decide to do what he did. He planned it out. He did a vicious, ugly thing.”
Biden even seemed to agree with Trump’s sentiment in the past, calling the brothers “twisted, perverted, cowardly, knock-off jihadis.” His support of the death penalty has grown pretty quiet during the 2020 campaign. Executions were a part of the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which Biden described as “everything but hang[ing] people for jaywalking.”
Yielding on capital punishment has been a part of Biden’s leftward shift towards the radical left. His platform officially called for ending the federal death penalty and giving federal capital offenders (like Tsarnaev) life without parole. His death penalty abolition draft also mirrors the language used in Sen. Bernie Sanders report.
So here we have it. The Biden Administration calls the death penalty “deeply troubling” and Trump has made restarting the death penalty a priority. When will people start calling out Biden for the wishy-washy candidate he is?