As NBC notes, Pressley introduced legislation to ban the death penalty last year, but that didn’t pan out because soon-to-be-former Attorney General William Barr directed the Department of Justice to reimplement it into federal practice after past administrations had put capital punishment on pause for nearly two decades.

Hopefully, the incoming administration will take another look at the death penalty and how it’s practiced in America—and a look that’s focused on justice and fairness, not bloodthirst.