hypothetical question legal options Pensacola Colorado
Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper gave an interview to CNN about potentially granting full clemency to death row inmate for political reasons is drawing criticism.
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00:01 This year at the governor spoke to CNN in his
00:04 office for an in depth special on the death penalty that
00:07 program hasn't aired yet. But a conservative group called complete Colorado
00:11 used an open records request to get a copy recorded by
00:15 the governor's staff. The interviewer asks Hickenlooper about Republicans running against
00:19 him who said -- carry out the execution. Birthday let me
00:24 okay this guy and yeah. Can come in Pensacola. That is
00:31 because you'll. We'll hope she. Yeah campaign. Possibly -- there's --
00:43 he let it end here and do your work. Later the
00:49 governor's asked what he means he says campaigning on a platform
00:53 of executing somebody would probably backfire but. And it created. Do
00:57 you you know talk. They walk their dogs. -- Let us.
01:08 Different opportunities. -- -- -- -- He's the one who made
01:14 this a political issue. Republican nominee Bob both praise -- if
01:18 there was a yes or no decision on the Dunlap execution.
01:21 The inmate's life wouldn't -- on the election for the original
01:24 bloodlines. But there is a willingness to see justice served. And
01:29 carry out the laws of the state of Colorado nine news
01:32 asked for an interview with the governor the campaign responded with
01:35 a only a written statement from a spokesman. Quote the governor
01:38 has no plans to revisit his decision in this case. In
01:41 this interview and in response to that specific line of hypothetical
01:45 question -- he's discussing the legal options that are provided in
01:48 the states constitution.