[Ed. – In fact, it seems it was only followed through because the Trump administration pushed for it.]
Hassan claimed that, while Trump supports the death penalty for members of the MS-13 gang who murder children, the president has not directed the same ire toward white supremacists.
But Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar was quick to point out in response that Daniel Lewis Lee, who was a member of the white supremacist Aryan People’s Republic and who was convicted of murdering a family as part of a plan to establish a whites-only settlement, was executed on Tuesday.
It was the first federal execution in 17 years, and was strongly pushed for by the Trump administration.