Perry: I’m okay with the Supreme Court staying Buck’s execution
Rick Perry is not upset over the Supreme Court stepping in to delay his state’s latest execution.
Speaking at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Iowa Friday evening, the Texas governor felt the Supreme Court was taking “the appropriate path” in issuing an emergency stay on the execution of Duane Buck.
“They are taking the appropriate path in my opinion and justice will be served at some point in the future,” Perry said. “We have a clear appeals process that is followed in every case. Whether or not you agree with the appeal or not is your call.”
Perry allowed the decision to execute Buck proceed despite a controversial testimony from
a psychologist. That person stated that Buck would be more likely to commit future violence if allowed to live because of his skin color.
WATCH: Video from CNN.com, from September 16, 2011.