Fox News host Andrea Tantaros suggested on Thursday that President Barack Obama’s administration might hand over the terrorist who bombed the Boston Marathon to ISIS if a jury does not sentence him to the death penalty.
On Wednesday a jury returned a verdict of guilty on all 30 counts against accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 17 of which were eligible for the death penalty. But experts have speculated that execution would be a tough sell in the state of Massachusetts, where residents traditionally oppose capital punishment.
“I hope he fries,” Tantaros admitted on Thursday’s edition of Outnumbered. “When you look at the pictures of the victims and especially that little boy that was murdered, and you see how many counts he was convicted on, I mean, it’s not a grey case, it’s a pretty black or white matter.”
“And I know people are saying, ‘Well, if he [gets] the death penalty, he’ll be a martyr, he’ll be considered a martyr and then ISIS and other terrorist groups will use it as propaganda,'” she opined. “I think that’s the last thing we need.”
But it was what might happen if Tsarnaev was spared death that really worried Tantaros.
“Could we be looking at a situation where he’s traded if he is not put to death?” the Fox News host wondered. “ISIS and terrorist groups saying, ‘Free Tsarnaev.’ And then, we’re in a situation again where there’s pressure to trade him or free him.”
Co-host Kennedy Montgomery quickly assured her colleague that Tsarnaev would not be freed if he were sentenced to life without parole.
“Maybe he wants to die so he can be a martyr and get the 72 virgins that he was promised,” Tantaros concluded.
Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast April 9, 2015.
White House leaked ‘insane letter’ to Fox host — that makes Trump look ridiculously ‘dumb’
President Donald Trump was ridiculed on Wednesday after a letter was leaked that President Donald Trump sent to Turkish President Recep Erdo?an.
The letter was sent a week ago, on October 9th.
A copy of the letter, where Trump warned Erdo?an not to be a fool, was obtained by Fox Business personality Trish Regan.
Commentary on the letter was swift -- and brutal.
Here's some of what people were saying:
Can’t tell if parody of dumb guy trying to cover his tracks or real dumb guy who is covering tracks
‘You can buy the USA’ thanks to Trump: Counterintelligence expert
Counterintelligence expert Malcolm Nance said during a political discussion Wednesday that the United States of America has clearly become a "pay-to-play" nation under President Donald Trump.
"After 2016, it became clear that the only thing we were really going to look into was Donald Trump's relationships with Moscow.," Nance said in a discussion with SiriusXM Progress host Dean Obeidallah.
"But I think it became pretty clear to the oligarchs that they weren't going after the oligarchs, they were going after Donald Trump and a very specific link to foreign intelligence," continued Nance. "And that meant their money could talk again. You have to understand, these people were doing it to lift these crippling sanctions that Trump fought tooth and nail against."
Trump blasted for flinging ‘nasty’ insults at Speaker Nancy Pelosi as he suffered a White House ‘meltdown’
President Donald Trump reportedly suffered a meltdown during a Wednesday meeting at the White House with congressional leaders.
Trump reportedly lectured and insulted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
"I would also say one other thing. He was insulting, particularly to the speaker," Schumer told reporters after the meeting ended because Trump was too "shaken."