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Biden hasn’t accomplished any of his 2020 promises and now he wants to brush it under the rug.

As President Biden’s first term progresses, the window for fulfilling his 2020 campaign pledge to abolish the death penalty appears to be narrowing, presenting an opportunity for his Republican opponents to exploit this issue politically.

Throughout his 2020 campaign, President Biden made a firm commitment to end the federal death penalty. Following his inauguration three years ago, his administration explored various avenues to honor this promise.

Despite deliberation, no concrete action has been taken, and with just eight months remaining until the November election, time is running short.

While President Biden has yet to make significant moves regarding capital punishment, his predecessor, former President Trump, actively campaigned on the issue, advocating for its expansion to include drug dealers.

In January 2021, there were discussions within the Biden administration regarding the possibility of an executive order to address the matter, but ultimately, no such order was issued by the White House. Furthermore, there was no push for legislative measures in Congress to prohibit federal executions.

Approximately six months into his term, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a temporary suspension of federal capital punishment to allow for a comprehensive review. This moratorium effectively halted federal executions under the Biden administration but did not constitute a permanent solution.

White House assistant press secretary Robyn Patterson affirmed the President’s longstanding concerns about the application of the death penalty and expressed support for the attorney general’s decision to pause federal executions pending further examination.

Recent developments indicate a potential reversal of this stance, as the Justice Department has pursued the death penalty for suspects involved in high-profile cases, such as the Pittsburgh and Buffalo mass shootings.

President Biden’s opposition to capital punishment marks a departure from previous administrations, and his campaign website in 2020 underscored his commitment to eliminating the federal death penalty and encouraging states to follow suit. However, similar language is notably absent from his current website.

The likelihood of President Biden taking action on the death penalty before November remains uncertain, especially given the typical avoidance of controversial issues during an election year. Moreover, discussions on this topic have dwindled in the President’s public discourse.

Supporters of President Biden have expressed frustration over the lack of progress on this issue, particularly in light of continued executions during his tenure. In contrast, former President Trump has consistently championed the use of capital punishment as part of his broader agenda to combat crime.

Public opinion on the death penalty has shifted over the years, with Gallup polls indicating a decline in support for executions and a growing perception of its unfair application.

Despite federal reservations, 21 states still retain the death penalty within their jurisdictions.