Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Governor, John Fetterman, who is running to be Pennsylvania’s next Senator, said that his ‘top priority’ if he is elected to the Senate would be to remove life sentences without parole for convicted felons.
Fetterman is running against Mehmet Oz, who was endorsed by President Trump in the Republican primary.
Violent crime has skyrocketed since Joe Biden took office in January of 2021.
In big cities in America, including New York and Chicago, crime has increased to the point of making large portions of the city unlivable.
New York recorded a 41% increase in major crime rates in 2022 compared to last year, with a 60% increase in February compared to the previous year’s same month.
In Fetterman’s own state in Philadelphia, total violent crime has gone up 23% since 2018.
As violent crime continues to increase throughout the country, Fetterman’s main priority in the Senate will be to let America’s most hardened criminals out of prison.
INSANE: Democrat John Fetterman says if he had a magic wand to “fix one thing,” he would end “life without parole” for MURDERERS.
Fetterman claims it would “not make anyone less safe.” pic.twitter.com/OHryyEWYiP
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 25, 2022
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D), running against Dr. Mehmet Oz for the state’s open United States Senate seat, has said that his top priority is ending life in prison without the possibility of parole for convicted criminals.
During an interview with Jason Flom on the Righteous Convictions podcast in November 2021, Fetterman named ending life without parole for convicted criminals as his priority above all other issues facing Pennsylvanians.
The interview went as follows:
FLOM: If you had a magic wand and you could wave it and fix one thing, what would it be? [Emphasis added]
FETTERMAN: Life without parole in Pennsylvania. We could save billions in revenue in long term, we could save thousands of lives, and not make anyone less safe. And also, [it] expunges many permanent records of people that have been living their best lives and have been paying well beyond when they should have for a charge that they caught 10, 15, 20 years ago. [Emphasis added]