Assemblymember Tyler Diep issues statement on Newsom’s decision to suspend capital punishment

Today, Assemblymember Tyler Diep (R-Westminster) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s announcement that he will unilaterally suspend California’s death penalty.

“Over 60% of residents the 72nd Assembly District rejected repealing the death penalty in 2016. Californians have spoken in favor of the death penalty time and time again. It’s amazing that the Governor is already out of touch and breaking promises to the same voters that recently elected him.

“As a member of the Assembly Public Safety Committee, I already see enough legislation favoring criminals, rather than the victims. This action is completely unacceptable and a disregard to the will of the voters.

“I ask: when will the Governor stand up for the victims and their families? Protecting convicted felons is another horrible message to would be criminals who are already enjoying lax laws in the state. When is enough, enough?”

This article was released by the Office of Assemblymember Tyler Diep (R-Westminster).