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The White House announced Thursday that President Biden will travel to Uvalde, Texas on Sunday.
Biden’s visit will take place on May 29, nearly a week after suspected shooter Salvador Ramos killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School.
“On Sunday, May 29, the President and First Lady will travel to Uvalde, Texas to mourn with the community that lost twenty-one lives in the horrific elementary school shooting,” the White House said in a statement. communicated.
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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden would travel to Uvalde, Texas to “offer comfort” and “mourn with family and community.”
Jean-Pierre also said Biden would call on Congress to “act.”
“He will clearly go out on Sunday to offer his comfort in grieving with family and community. But at the same time, he will call on Congress to act because it has been too long and now is the time to act,” he said. he added. “said Jean-Pierre.
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During a speech Tuesday night after the Robb Elementary school shooting, Biden appealed to the country from the White House, saying the United States needs tougher gun laws.
“Why are we willing to live with this carnage? Why do we continue to let this happen? Where in God’s name is our backbone to have the courage to face it and stand up to the lobbies?” , Biden said. “It’s time to turn this pain into action.”
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He also sent a message to “those who obstruct, delay or block common sense gun laws.”
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“We need to let you know that we won’t forget,” Biden said.
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