DeSantis Extends Florida Death Penalty To Convicted Offenders

( – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has motioned to expand the Florida death penalty to child molesters, NBC reported. There is reportedly an anticipated court challenge to follow this motion. The bill is set to become law on October 1. The bill reportedly passed “overwhelmingly” in the Florida House of Representatives, and is the second recent change the state has made to death penalty legislation.

DeSantis has “defied” the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2008 that decided that the 8th Amendment of the Constitution bars the death penalty for child rape due to a ban on “cruel and unusual punishment,” Fox News reported.

DeSantis’ motion on the death penalty follows a string of “war on woke” agenda items. The Florida Governor has likewise introduced legislation to prevent the Florida public school system from introducing a curriculum on sexuality and gender identity. This bill, known by its critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, has preceded a protracted legal battle with the Walt Disney Company, following Disney executive criticism of the legislation, the Associated Press reported.

The Florida governor is expected to announce a bid for the 2024 Presidential election in either May or June. As he prepared his possible bid, political analysts reasoned that the pedophile death penalty was a signal a DeSantis administration would be “rough on crime,” NBC reported.

DeSantis released an official statement on the legislation he signed detailing the death penalty update and “bail reform” efforts, stating that the bill would “strengthen” the pre-trial detention and other detention protocols that have allegedly made other states “significantly less safe,” the Office of DeSantis stated on May 1.

However, DeSantis’ anticipated 2024 Presidential campaign bid has been met with growing criticism from Republican peers, including former President Donald Trump. Republican Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey, argued that, in his view, DeSantis is “not conservative” due to involving the Florida government in Disney’s business practices, The Hill reported.

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