Charges have been filed against the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing case. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is accused of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.
Democratic Sens. Schumer and Feinstein are among those calling for the death penalty.
Mr. Schumer compared the case of Mr. Tsarnaev, a naturalized U.S. citizen, to that of Timothy McVeigh, who was executed under federal law in June 2001 after being found guilty in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombings, which killed 168 people.
“Given the facts that I see, it would be appropriate to use the death penalty in this case,” Mr. Schumer said.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) also indicated she favored the death penalty for Mr. Tsarnaev.
“I think there’s going to be a great deal of evidence put together to be able to convict him, and it should likely be a death penalty case under federal law,” she said on “Fox News Sunday.” (Wall Street Journal)
Today’s Question: Should prosecutors seek the death penalty for the Boston bombing suspect?