For Immediate Release

June 25, 2008


Senator Bryant Comments on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Related to Penalties for Child Sexual Abuse



Columbia, SC – Senator Kevin Bryant (R-Anderson) today expressed shock and outrage that five liberals on the United States Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law allowing prosecutors to seek the death penalty for those convicted of raping young children.


Senator Bryant commented:

“Just when I think liberals cannot stoop any lower, something like this comes along. The decision to shield from justice those who rape young children outrages me and, I’m sure, anyone who loves their children.”


Senator Bryant, who authored and lead the passage of the South Carolina law that provides for the death penalty for those who rape young children, noted that liberal activist Justice Anthony Kennedy perfectly expressed the liberal point of view in his comment that, “The death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child.”


Senator Bryant went on to say:

 “Justice Kennedy speaks for the liberal elite in America when he admits that they believe there are worse crimes than raping children. As for me, I know of nothing worse. This opinion, and the attitude it reflects, perfectly exposes the difference between the right and the left in this country.”