Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty supporter, Kentucky Representative David Floyd, recently wrote an op-ed for the Courier-Journal to share why he opposes the death penalty. He also describes the many different failures of capital punishment that run contrary to conservative thinking.
Capital punishment in Kentucky is a broken government program that risks killing the wrongly convicted, risks abuse of power, wastes resources, is arbitrary and unjust. We’ve tried to make the death penalty work, but we have been unable to fix its many problems and reconcile it with our conservative principles. We should repeal the death penalty and replace it with life without parole. It’s the only way to ensure that no innocent people are killed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and that those impacted by the process get finality much sooner.
Representative David Floyd recently held a press conference to announce his sponsorship of the death penalty repeal bill. You can watch his remarks below.