Joe Biden is garnering scathing criticism for his botched response to Monday’s horrific shooting in Nashville, Tennessee that claimed the lives of six people at a Christian school called the Covenant School. Three children lost their lives in the shooting carried out by 28-year-old Audrey Hale, who was put down by police, marking the seventh death at the school on that nightmarish day.
Joe Biden made bad jokes about his preference for chocolate chip ice cream in a White House speech following the massacre, setting a disgustingly cavalier tone for the event.
BREAKING: Outrage after President @JoeBiden said this at the start of his speech while children and adults were massacred in Nashville shooting, "My name is Joe Biden. I’m dr. Jill Biden’s husband. I like ice cream, chocolate chip. I came down because I heard there was chocolate… pic.twitter.com/Wa7nFApjMu
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) March 27, 2023
Biden politicized his response to the shooting. Biden remarked that if Republican senator Josh Hawley thinks that Christians were targeted in the shooting for their religious beliefs then Joe Biden probably does not believe that. Joe Biden clarified that “I’m joking” after his hyper-politicized comment.
Asked if he believes the victims in Nashville were targeted by the trans shooter for being Christian, Biden says he doesn’t know. When told that it’s what Sen. Hawley believes, Biden replies: “I probably don’t then” and laughs about it. pic.twitter.com/Spm6hJvcDh
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Of course, Biden used the tragedy to push his so-called “assault weapons” ban, echoing the political agenda of many left-wing progressives who seek to disarm law-abiding American gun owners in the wake of mass shooting violence. Biden felt the impulse to make a bad joke when asked about Christians being killed, but Biden acted serious when it was time to push the Democrat agenda.
“As a nation, we owe these families more than our prayers. We owe them action.”
After Nashville school shooting, Pres. Biden renews call for assault weapons ban so children "learn how to read and write, instead of duck and cover in a classroom.” https://t.co/29Ni59LTmF pic.twitter.com/Mt9EQ179h5
— ABC News (@ABC) March 29, 2023