Elizabeth Warren does not support death penalty for Tsarnaev

Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times

Elizabeth Warren, rising star of the Democratic party’s left-wing, said in an interview with CBS on Thursday that she opposes the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was found guilty on all 30 charges for his involvement in the Boston bombings, and is currently awaiting his sentence. “Nothing is ever going to make those who were injured whole … My heart goes out to the families here, but I don’t support the death penalty … I think he should spend his life in jail, no possibility of parole,” she said. “He should die in prison.” Warren was also pressed on whether she thinks Hillary is the future of the Democratic party, but carefully dodged the question. “I think we have to see first of all if she declares and what she says she wants to run on. I think that’s really the interesting question at this point,” she said, adding that she would like to see those running for president address how they will “strengthen and rebuild America’s middle class.” While many on the left would love to see Warren launch a bid to challeng Clinton, she has repeatedly stated that she won’t run for president in 2016. But with lukewarm remarks like these, we probably won’t see her endorsing a Clinton candidacy any time soon.

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