"Brandon wanted me to tell every single person who worked on his behalf supporting him in any way a huge thank you," the celebrity and advocate tweeted.
Bernard was an accomplice to a crime at age 18. He is the ninth person to be executed as part of the Trump administration's end-of-office killing spree.
The government admitted in a buried footnote of a court filing that "some" key staffers contracted COVID-19 after the last execution.
The US government is still executing people, despite objections that such events spread the coronavirus and strip prisoners of their right to counsel.
Though Maria Exposto was sentenced to hang, the government has currently placed a moratorium on executions.
Indonesia has announced a moratorium on executions as it concentrates on fixing its weak economy. One of the nation's most