President Trump fired on California Governor Gavin Newsom for his intent to halt the death penalty in California.
President Trump on Wednesday voiced opposition to California Gov. Gavin Newsom's (D) plans to suspend the death penalty in the state.
"Defying voters, the Governor of California will halt all death penalty executions of 737 stone cold killers," Trump tweeted. "Friends and families of the always forgotten VICTIMS are not thrilled, and neither am I!"
The president chimed in amid numerous reports that Newsom will announce the suspension of the death penalty on Wednesday.
Newsom will cite the financial costs, the finality of the practice and its racial imbalance in describing it as "inconsistent with our bedrock values," according to a statement released late Tuesday.
The governor will use an executive order to spare the state's death row inmates from execution, but the individuals will remain incarcerated. The Washington Post reported that California's 737 death row inmates make up roughly a quarter of the nation's prisoners awaiting execution.
The Post reported that no executions are scheduled in California, and the state last carried one out in 2006.
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