So @JoeBiden continues to flip stances he's held for 40+ years.
Today it was the #deathpenalty.
As with the #HydeAmendment, I'm not objecting--I'm against Hyde & against the death penalty, so I welcome these 180 shifts in policy.
But why no headline for such a major shift?
#Biden has been one of the staunchest voices for the death penalty for decades. In his 1994 Crime Bill, Biden expanded the #deathpenalty with Title VI, the Federal Death Penalty Act, creating 60 new death penalty offenses under 41 federal capital statutes.
Obama favored expanding the #deathpenalty to include executing child rapists and in 2008 talked about it while campaigning.
Obama didn't soften his position until 2014 & never ceased support for the death penalty. Biden shared that view…
There are only 221k people in federal prisons, and only 61 people currently on death row in federal prisons.
There are currently 2,632 people on death row in non-fed prisons. All but 16 are men.

#Biden: I’ll Scrap Federal Death Penalty…
The #deathpenalty should be a violation of the 8th amendment.
I am glad #Biden is now against it.
But what changed between yesterday and today?
A question for the debate, but one that should be asked.
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