US President Joe Biden spoke from the White House’s Roosevelt Room while First Lady Jill Biden was watching the shooting at Texas Elementary School in Washington, DC on May 24, 2022.
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In a brief statement, the White House said the president and first lady Jill Biden “travel to Yuvalde, Texas, to mourn the community that lost 21 lives in a horrific primary school shoot.”
White House spokesman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters shortly after the announcement of the trip that Biden would meet with religious and community leaders and mourn the family whose children were killed.
“The president and the first lady have shown support for the community during this devastating time and believe it is important to be there for the families of the victims,” said Jean-Pierre. “We can’t be insensitive to this. We don’t accept it.”
Hours after the shooting on Tuesday, Biden spoke to the public, He called on Democrats and Republicans to pass stricter gun control legislation.
“As a nation, we must ask when we will confront the gun lobby in the name of God. In the name of God, we all know what we need in our gut. Do you want to? “Biden asked at that time.
The Yuvalde massacre was the second mass shooting that rocked the United States in 10 days after another teenage shooter killed 10 patrons. Racist rampage at Buffalo grocery storeNew York on May 14th.
Democrats in major parliaments, including New York Senate leader Chuck Schumer, said recent mass shootings have passed legislators’ safety regulations to curb firearm-related racially motivated violence. Say it shows again that it needs to be done.
But Democrats faced setbacks Thursday after Senate Republicans Blocked the domestic terrorism bill It was aimed at curbing racist attacks. The House of Representatives passed the bill earlier this month.
The law would have set up three offices in the FBI, and the Department of Justice and the Ministry of Land Security to track and investigate the ideology of white supremacism and neo-Nazis in the United States.
Despite the defeat of the domestic terrorism bill, a group of bipartisan senators, including Connecticut Democrat Chris Murphy and Arizona Kyrsten Cinema, Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey and Maine Susan Collins Legislation that met Thursday and began informal talks on gun safety.
With widespread opposition from the Republicans, the Senate is unlikely to pass gun control, but bipartisan groups are trying to find a common ground for enhanced background checks and danger signal laws.