By Jeff Simpson
At least not while there is money to be made!!
So this actually happened in Florida!
After 25 years of moving through the court system, the planned execution of convicted murderer Marshall Lee Gore was delayed Tuesday because Florida attorney general Pam Bondi wanted to attend a fundraiser for herself.Republican Pam Bondi - I will be tough on crime(after you write me a check)!
Bondi, who is seeking reelection in Florida, asked Gov. Rick Scott to postpone the execution of Gore because it conflicted with her “re-election kick-off reception,” according to the Tampa Bay Times. Scott said he didn’t know why Bondi had asked to reschedule the execution.
Of course that played out very well with the victim's families who have to relive the tragedy everytime the execution gets delayed.
“What’s going on down there? It’s ridiculous,” said Phyllis Novick, mother of one of Gore’s two victims. Since her daughter’s murder in 1988, Novick has waited to see the man responsible executed, reports the local Tampa CBS station WTSP.
Pam Bondi then explained her decision to postpone this execution, by listing off her strong "pro-life" credentials:
“As a prosecutor, there was nothing more important than seeing justice done, especially when it came to the unconscionable act of murder. I personally put two people on death row and, as Attorney General, have already participated in eight executions since I took office, a role I take very seriously. The planned execution of Marshall Lee Gore had already been stayed twice by the courts, and we absolutely should not have requested that the date of the execution be moved.”
Here she is partying in the Caymans with Rick Scott!