Justice

GOP Audience Bursts Into Spontaneous Applause Over Rick Perry’s 234 Executions

During last night’s GOP candidate’s debate, the Republican audience interrupted a question about whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has “struggled to sleep at night with the idea” that any of the 234 people Texas executed on his watch might have been innocent with an enthusiastic burst of applause for Perry’s state-sponsored killings:

Perry responded that he has “never struggled with that at all.” Presumably that means Perry never struggled with his decision to stack a commission investigating his likely execution of an innocent man with commissioners who would undermine the investigation.