Trump Calls to ‘Stiffen Up’ Death Penalty Laws in Response to Synagogue Shooting
President Donald Trump said the U.S. should “stiffen up” death penalty laws in response to the mass shooting at a Pennsylvania synagogue on Saturday.
Before heading to the Future Farmers of America convention, Trump took questions from reporters about the shooting, in which a gunman opened fire in a synagogue, killing at least eight people.
“The world has violence, the world is a violent world,” Trump said, when asked by a reporter what could be done to “end this kind of violence.”
“I think one thing we should do is we should stiffen up our laws in terms of the death penalty,” Trump continued. “When people do this, they should get the death penalty, and they shouldn’t have to wait years and years.”
“I think they should very much bring the death penalty into vogue,” Trump said.
He added that people who commit such crimes “should really suffer the ultimate price.”
As many on social media pointed out, Pennsylvania has the death penalty:
Pennsylvania has the death penalty and the last person who did a similar attack — Dylann Roof who massacred black worshipers in a church in Charleston — was sentenced to death.
The death penalty doesn’t deter crime and blaming this massacre on the synagogue is abhorrent. https://t.co/8AXuDlUVwH
— immigrant jew jawn ?️? (@abgutman) October 27, 2018
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