Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has come out in favor of not abolishing the death penalty, but, during remarks at a Wednesday campaign stop in Manchester, N.H., said she thinks the application of it needs to be re-examined.
“We have a lot of evidence now that the death penalty has been too frequently applied, and too often in a discriminatory way,” Clinton said at a Politics and Eggs breakfast at Saint Anselm College, according to a New York Times report. “So I think we have to take a hard look at it.”
Clinton, whose position is in direct contrast to other Democratic contenders, said it can’t be fully abolished.
“I do not favor abolishing it, however, because I do think there are certain egregious cases that still deserve the consideration of the death penalty, but I’d like to see those be very limited and rare, as opposed to what we’ve seen in most states,” Clinton said.