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Sen. Tom Coburn Is Fine With Torture Executions

Coburn said statistics don’t bear out the perception that executions are frequently botched.

Via Liberaland:

As a physician, you’d think he’d know better. From this morning’s appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe:

The Oklahoma senator and physician was… asked whether a botched execution this week in his home state changed his view on the death penalty. Gov. Mary Fallin (R) ordered a review of the state’s execution procedures in the wake of the incident, in which an inmate died of a heart attack 43 minutes after his execution began.

“I’d say I’ve given it a lot of thought. I still think it has a deterrent capability,” Coburn said of the death penalty. “I don’t like it. I wish we put everybody that had ...

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