On Wednesday’s broadcast of “Primetime,” Cain suggested that the method was “more honest” than the use of lethal injection drugs, and host Hegseth agreed.
Hegseth kicked off the discussion with a callous comment about how there are now three ways to die in the state if you are on death row.
“Shoot ’em, stick ’em or fry ’em,” he said, referring in part to the electric chair, which is also used as a method of execution in South Carolina.
Cain said Hegseth’s summary was “terrible,” before going on to share his thoughts on the bill.
“Not only do I not have a problem with” firing squads,” the “Fox & Friends Weekend” co-host said, but “it might be a more preferable means of execution.”
“Firing squads are at least more honest about what you’re doing,” he continued. “I think sometimes when we do lethal injection or whatever, we’re trying to ease us as a society.”
For the record, about 1 in 10 people sentenced to death have been later found innocent. I don’t know how many of those include people exonerated after their execution, but that’s still a disturbingly high percentage.