Joe Biden pledges action after meeting with families of mass shooting victims

President Joe Biden traveled to Uvalde, Texas on Sunday to quietly meet with grieving families and first responders after the horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.

The President and First Lady Jill Biden toured the school, paying their respects at the memorial for the 19 children and two teachers who were shot by a deranged gunman.

US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden pay their respects at a makeshift memorial outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 29, 2022. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

He also attended Catholic mass at the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart where some of the families of the victims were present.

Joe Biden pledges action after meeting with families of mass shooting victims

Men greet U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden during mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, Texas on May 29, 2022. The President and First Lady are in Uvalde to pay their respects following of a school shooting. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

After mass, the president briefly addressed protesters outside the church who urged leaders to “do something” in response to the massacre.

“We will,” Biden replied.

The president also met with police, firefighters and first responders at Garner Field.

Biden was more reserved during his trip to Texas than during his initial response to the shooting when he angrily demanded more gun control laws and blamed Republicans and business owners for the horrific event. guns for blocking his gun ban proposals.

He was sharply criticized by former President Donald Trump who said Biden and the Democrats were “grotesque” for trying to use the shooting to pursue political power.

“Sadly, even before the sun set on the horrific day of the tragedy, we witnessed a now familiar parade of cynical politicians seeking to exploit the tears of sobbing families to increase their own power and take away our rights. constitutional,” Trump said during his speech at the NRA convention in Texas on Friday.

After visiting the families, Biden released a statement on social media promising action.

“To all those affected by the horrific elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: We mourn with you. We pray with you. We stand with you,” he wrote. “And we We are committed to turning that pain into action.”


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