Josh Hammer, conservative commentator and opinion editor at Newsweek, joined BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey on "Relatable" this week to discuss former President Donald Trump's assertion that drug dealers should receive the death penalty, which he made during his press conference announcing he would be running for reelection in 2024.
"I think initially, when people hear [Trump say] that 'drug dealers should get the death penalty,' they kind of shrink back and say, 'Oh no, I don't like that,'" Allie said. "But then, when you think about it — okay, we're not talking about weed dealers — but if you're talking about someone who has been dealing fentanyl, who is responsible, especially like these kingpin drug dealers, responsible for the deaths of thousands of people ... I actually don't really know what the argument is against the death penalty. And that's one thing I kind of like about Donald Trump ... he's willing to say things like this."
"I will be the first to say that I'm an enthusiastic supporter of the death penalty for drug dealers," Josh stated.
"If I can kind of just open up to your listeners and your viewers on a personal level," he added. "One of my cousins, with whom I was very close, about five years ago now, in December 2017, tragically overdosed from fentanyl. And I have any number of stories from friends, tragically, who have similar tales to tell. And, you bet that I would prefer that for a modicum of justice, that the person who killed — let's not mince words — who killed my cousin be executed. So this is exactly the kind of policy that I for years have thought that Republicans should run on."
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