Texas school shooting: Biden to console grieving families | News | DW | 27.05.2022

US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are set to travel to Uvalde, Texas, the site of a mass school shooting, which left 19 children and two teachers dead, the White House announced on Thursday.

The White House said the visit was to “grieve with the community that lost 21 lives in the horrific” shooting at Robb Elementary School. The first family will travel to Texas on Sunday to honor the victims and meet with the families who lost their loved ones to the violence.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who is also the parent of an elementary school student, made an impassioned plea at the White House to urge lawmakers to address gun violence.

“These were elementary school kids, they should be losing their first teeth not losing their lives,” she said on Thursday.

 

Source: Texas school shooting: Biden to console grieving families | News | DW | 27.05.2022