Share on StockTwits

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said on Tuesday that he was responding to a hypothetical question when he raised the possibility of granting clemency to the state’s longest-serving death row inmate should he lose his re-election bid in November. Hickenlooper, a Democrat, said in a yet-to-be aired interview with CNN that he could consider commuting the death sentence of Nathan Dunlap, whose execution the governor indefinitely blocked last year, if Republicans make it a campaign issue. The governor told the CNN interviewer, “If (death penalty) becomes a political issue, in that context within a campaign, obviously there’s a period of time between the election and the end of the year where individuals can make decisions, such as a governor can. I could give … a full clemency.” Dunlap, 40, was set to be executed by lethal injection last year before Hickenlooper intervened, granting the convicted quadruple murderer an open-ended “temporary reprieve.”



“Colorado Governor Defends Death Sentence Comment As ‘hypothetical'” is categorized as “world”. This video was licensed from Grab Networks. For additional video content, click the “video” tab at the top of this page.