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Rep. Eddie Rodriguez votes against HB 8

by: Rep. Rodriguez, Eddie
03/05/2007

AUSTIN -- Today, Representative Eddie Rodriguez (Austin) voted against HB 8 citing the Texas House should not enact legislation of questionable constitutionality.

"I strongly support severe punishment for a hideous offense such as sexual assault of a child, however, the death penalty should be set aside for murderers, I don't believe the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the death penalty for crimes that do not involve a murder.

"Sadly, this important issue has been politicized. It is gubernatorial electoral politics in action, Even our notoriously tough Texas prosecutors, did not request the death penalty for HB 8.

"There are measures in HB 8 that I support, but before I vote to expand the offenses eligible for the death penalty, we must first fix its existing fatal flaws."

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