Tensions between his religious beliefs and wanting closure for families of victims has Jeb Bush conflicted over the death penalty, the Republican presidential candidate revealed Sunday.
"It's hard for me, as a human being, to sign the death warrant, to be honest with you," he told "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd. "I'm informed by my faith in many things, and this is one of them."
Despite the value his faith places on life, Bush said in the rare cases when the death penalty is handed down the punishment can be persuasive in healing.
During his time as governor of Florida, the death penalty was used 21 times in the state. But Bush told Todd that it's time for the process to be reformed.