Kamala Harris and Cory Booker

2020 Democratic candidates Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris are applauding California Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to halt the death penalty in the state.
California has 737 inmates on death row, more than any other state.
Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who previously served as the state’s attorney general, in a tweet referred to capital punishment as “immoral, discriminatory, ineffective, and proven to be unequally applied.”

Two high-profile Democratic presidential candidates are lauding California Governor Gavin Newsom’s decision to impose a moratorium on executions in his state.

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, who’s focused heavily on criminal justice reform throughout his political career, in a tweet said, “Inspired! I applaud @GavinNewsom’s decision to impose a moratorium on this immoral and ineffective policy. Because of his leadership and the activism of people across the country, 737 human beings will not be put to death in the name of the people.”

Similarly, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who previously served as the state’s attorney general, in a tweet referred to capital punishment as “immoral, discriminatory, ineffective, and proven to be unequally applied.”

“I applaud Governor @GavinNewsom for his decision to put a moratorium on this deeply flawed system of capital punishment in …read more


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