Not much notice has been given to a rule being rushed through the White House, but it may have enormous consequences.
Included in the Trump administration’s last-minute rule-making is a rule proposing to reintroduce electrocutions and the firing squad for federal executions.
President Trump has refused to concede the election to Joe Biden. His administration is racing against the clock to present the increasing pile of evidence to the courts to prove the massive voter fraud that robbed the president of a landslide victory.
There are dozens of regulatory changes the administration is rushing to finish before the inauguration on Jan. 20. The proposal to increase capital punishment options was introduced in August, with public comments only accepted for 30 days instead of the usual 60.
The White House review was cleared on Nov. 6, allowing it to be finalized any day soon.
“The (Federal Death Penalty Act), which was signed into law by President Clinton, requires that federal sentences be carried out in the manner prescribed by the states, some of which use methods other than lethal injection. The regulations were proposed in August to account for this,” a Justice Department official told CNN in an email.
This ruling suggests that if the state in which the crime occurred does not allow capital punishment, a judge may designate another state with those laws and use its facilities. There has been no reason given by the DOJ for the ruling.
There are 54 criminals currently on federal death row.
Of them, Brandon Bernard is the youngest ever to be sentenced to death for a crime committed as a teenager, and Lisa Montgomery, the only woman to be on death row in seven decades—will receive a lethal injection, with Bernard scheduled for lethal injection on Dec. 10.
Twenty-eight states allow federal and state executions, and lethal injection is the primary method used. At least nine of those states allow for alternative methods such as electrocution, lethal gas, firing squad, and hanging. Hangings didn’t get a mention in the amended rule.
The new ruling being hurried through coincides with statements from two prominent Republicans—a 3-star General and a—prominent Tea Party leader in Ohio.
Retired 3-star General Thomas McInerney has openly called on President Trump to recognize the severity of the cyberwar assault on America. He favors the president invoking the Insurrection Act, suspending Habeas Corpus (as Lincoln did), seizing all the voting machines, and initiating mass arrests under military authority.
Big Tech and the corporate media have helped the Democrats commit voter fraud, with an impending landslide victory for President Trump turned into a win for Joe Biden. It has become evident to the retired general that military action should be invoked.
McInerney says that war has occurred in the U.S.—“cyber warfare” has taken place, using rigged elections, to overthrow the government.
Tom Zawistowski of the We the People Convention has joined in the plea to the president. He has taken out a full-page ad in the Washington Times, asking the president to temporarily suspend the Constitution and declare martial law to stage a “re-vote” of the 2020 presidential election.
Zawistowski, a prominent Ohio tea party leader, says in the ad: “Without a fair vote, we fear, with good reason, the threat of a shooting civil war is imminent.”
He added a warning: “We will also have no other choice but to take matters into our own hands and defend our rights on our own.”