A total of four Congress members of the United States of America connected Merrick Garland, the Attorney General of the country, in relation to a case involving capital punishment. The content of the letter that has been submitted by the Congressman urged the Attorney General to ask the US Justice Department to seize their advent into the subject of the death penalty. The concerned Congressmen and currently using all of their efforts to do away with the entire system of capital punishment in the country.
US Justice Department’s Answer Is Awaited
Attorney General Merrick Garland has currently put a pause on the execution of a total of 46 men who are found to be guilty. They are on federal death row. It was stated that as of now, the US Justice Department is involved in reviewing the nature of the protocols followed by the government. They want to know a humane and fair process was followed by them while they gave the judgment. The announcement was made in the month of July.
A total of four Representatives belonging to the Democratic party have stated that the Attorney General and all of the attorneys from the US Justice Department of the country must do more. According to them, they should put a pause in the entire system of capital punishment in the country. The politicians who wrote the letter are Ayanna Pressley, Cori Bush, Adriano Espaillat, and Jerrold Nadler.
They also stated in the mentioned letter that halting the execution inconsistently was a very illogical action. And in addition to that, advocating for the use of the same death penalty had negative consequences. No comment was made by the US Justice Department on the matter. In the past few months, the same department has been responsible for directing attorneys in order to withdraw requests for capital punishment in a total of seven prosecutions.