(KSLA) - The debate over executions in Louisiana is rising to a fever pitch this summer.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry continued his march in support of the death penalty in a letter sent to Governor John Bel Edwards on Tuesday. In the letter, Landry doubles down on his quest to find out where Edwards stands on the death penalty asking the question twice:
Landry's letter also included draft legislation proposing to make death by nitrogen hypoxia, hanging, firing squad, or electrocution legal if lethal injection is deemed unconstitutional or is unavailable.
A spokesperson for Governor Edwards issued this statement in response to Landry's letter:
Landry's letter is in response to a letter sent by Governor Edwards on July 19 in which Edwards stated:
The debate between Edwards and Landry over executions in Louisiana bubbled up on social media on July 18 and again on July 24.
Drug shortages have forced Louisiana's corrections department to rewrite its execution plan several times since 2010, the year of its last execution.