Skip to comments.Rubio Says the Florida Shooter Should Be Executed
Posted on 02/19/2018 2:01:28 PM PST by Kaslin
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), in an interview with CBS Miami, was asked if he believed Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old behind the shooting in a Florida high school that left 17 dead, should rececive the death penalty. Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.
BONUS CLIP: In our interview, @marcorubio says he believes Nikolas Cruz should be executed.
This portion of the interview didn't make Facing South Florida coming up at 11:30 am on @CBSMiami pic.twitter.com/qXK1z6VHW7— Jim DeFede (@DeFede) February 18, 2018
"The answer is yes," Rubio said, but added that in general he has concerns about the death penalty.
“It’s a tough thing to answer because I have concerns about the death penalty — not in a case like this. I have concerns in the broader sense about how not everyone gets equal representation in death panels, but in this particular case, it would be hard to argue against the death penalty.”
Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein said Cruz would plead guilty to the charges.
Finkelstein, whose office is representing Cruz, pointed to missed warning signs regarding the teen’s mental state.
"Because that's what this case is about. Not, did he do it? Not, should he go free? Should he live or should he die," Finkelstein said. "He will never see the light of day again, nor should he. But I know personally I am very upset and angry that we all failed to spot a problem and do anything as a result."
Michael J. Satz, the state attorney for Broward County, told the AP Saturday that, "This certainly is the type of case the death penalty was designed for." He added that his office is working with law enforcement and will be announcing what penalty it plans to seek.
The FBI has been facing scrutiny over their handling of a tip in January warning that Cruz had the potential to perpetrate a school shooting. The agency acknowledged Friday that some “protocols were not followed” after they obtained the tip.
Rubio is correct
Further, there should be a speedy trial and quick execution. The execution should be within 2018 or certainly 2019
There are no grounds for appeal
We should also have the death penalty for Senators who armed jihadis in Libya and Syria.........
He won’t get death.
Execute murderers and ignore liberal champions of the poor,misunderstood criminals.
As soon as they caught the SOB. One in the ear hole and then toss his carcass in a sewer for the rats.
Anybody asks just “Yep. We got him”.
Amazing, it’s something Marco and I agree on.
Preferably by electrocution while it’s televised if any other effin’ sh*ts get any ideas. But, nope thanks to liberals he will be given a shot like a sick little puppy and float off to hell.
Not sure about that. I think execution will be sought, but the obviously mentally ill get life in prison. This guys condition has been willfully ignored certainly since middle school and his brother was declared so, somehow.
The defense will claim the shooter is insane. Hopefully not, but that’s how he will be viewed by the MSM. Unfortunately they will not acknowledge this while they are calling for banning guns.
A speedy trial and quick execution would serve justice and save the taxpayers money
He’s shoring up his right flank before he supports an assault weapons ban.
Rubio is transparent
His lawyer called him a child. He’s 19 years old
No, he wont get death. He will get life behind bars, with treatment for mental illness.
I had to swallow my vomit but I too, am amazed that I agreed with Sweatboy.
One month for trail... one more for appeal..then a public hanging
The lawyers love this ...the county will be broke after all the lawyer fees..
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