US President Joe Biden will speak at the annual Memorial Ceremony of the State Peace Officer at the US Capitol in Washington on May 15, 2022.
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president Joe Biden In Buffalo, New York on Tuesday, a white shooter targeted a black community in the latest example of racist violence that he promised to subdue months before the presidential election. 2020 elections to comfort the families of the victims.
Biden will spend many days in Western New York. Law enforcement officials say 18-year-old Peyton Gendron committed an act of “racially motivated violent extremism.” When he shot 13 people with a semi-automatic rifle At Tops Friendly Markets on Saturday. 10 people died.
White House spokesman Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday morning that the president and first lady Jill Biden “paid homage to the lives lost in Saturday’s tragic shootings” with local law enforcement agencies and the first. He said he would meet with the responders.
She added that Bydens will visit the Tops Market monument and pay homage and remarks at the Community Center early in the afternoon.
It is hoped that New York Senator Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, leaders of the majority party, will join the president of Air Force One and provide their own sympathy to the families of the victims. Schumer and Gillibrand are both Democrats.
Jean-Pierre speaks on Air Force No. 1, and the president uses his speech scheduled for 1:00 pm to condemn racial prejudice and take new steps to reduce gun crime and domestic terrorism. He said he would urge Congress to pass.
“The president will call this sneaky act what it is: terrorism motivated by a hateful and twisted ideology that tears the souls of our country,” she said.
Biden told lawmakers, “Actions to keep the weapons of war away from our city and keep guns out of the hands of criminals and those with serious mental illnesses that endanger themselves and others. I hope to take it, “added Jean-Pierre.
As a 2020 presidential candidate, Biden has promised to curb racial discrimination across the country.He often contrasted with the former president Donald TrumpAt first failed to blame the deadly white supremacist Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia In 2017.
At the TOPS Friendly Market Memorial in Buffalo, NY, US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden pay tribute to the 10 people killed in the shootings.
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Biden said in August 2020, months before the victory, the prejudice of the Charlottesville rally persuaded Trump to challenge.
“It was a call for awakening for us as a nation, and for me it was a call for action.” Biden said at that time.. For the president, “At that moment I thought I would have to run.”
But Tuesday’s trip to Buffalo will once again highlight the urgent challenge facing Biden and other Democrats, who say gun control is important to reduce ethnic violence.
The Biden administration has made little progress in curbing the rise of white hegemonic groups and gun deaths. Dozens of Republicans have blocked efforts to advance gun control legislation in the aftermath of dozens of shootings for years.
The president urged Congress to force background checks on firearm buyers, ban large magazines, and outlaw military-style assault rifles for civilian use.
Police said they were investigating Gendron’s social media profile on Sunday. It contains a suspected 180-page manifesto he wrote that explains the “great replacement theory,” a conspiracy theory in which racial minorities are trying to replace whites in the United States and take power. included.