Newt Gingrich Once Proposed Mandatory Death for Drug Traffickers, Mass Executions
Newt Gingrich, via the New York Times, said in 1995, while he was weighing whether to run for the Presidency:
Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Friday that he would ask Congress to enact legislation imposing the death penalty on drug smugglers, and he suggested that mass executions of people convicted under such a law might prove an effective deterrent.
..."The first time we execute 27 or 30 or 35 people at one time, and they go around Colombia and France and Thailand and Mexico, and they say, 'Hi, would you like to carry some drugs into the U.S.?' the price of carrying drugs will have gone up dramatically."
|< Gingrich Falsely Claims al-Awlaki was Convicted | Killing Americans on Secret Presidential Order is Not OK in a Democracy >|