Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) reacted to the news that death row inmate Nathaniel Woods has been executed by calling for the death penalty to be abolished.
Per Fox News, death row inmate Nathaniel Woods Jr. was executed by lethal injection at 9:01 p.m. Thursday for his role in the 2004 killings of three Alabama police officers — who were shot by another man at a suspected drug house.
Woods, 43, had no last words before becoming the first person to be executed in the state this year, despite efforts on his behalf by Martin Luther King III, Kim Kardashian West, and other supporters.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to halt the proceeding Thursday after issuing a temporary stay hours earlier. It was carried out after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey told the attorney for Woods she had denied a request for clemency.
“After thorough and careful consideration of the facts surrounding the case I concluded that the state of Alabama should carry out Mr. Woods’ lawfully imposed sentence this evening,” Ivey said. “This is not a decision that I take lightly, but I firmly believe in the rule of law and that justice must be served.”
Many on social media did not agree with AOC’s suggestion and many brought out the fact that the congresswoman supports abortion.
It’d be nice if you’re as concerned for the unborn as this guy. 😒
— Bryan Regier (@godsbandman) March 6, 2020
Okay, stop killing babies
— Phillip C Parrish (@phillipcparrish) March 7, 2020