Newshub18 :Joe Biden was disappointed by the mass shooting on Independence.
On the occasion of Independence Day on 4th July, the procession was going on with joy. The sound of sudden shots, in a moment of joy instead of joy .President Joe Biden shared a message at the start of Independence Day that looked to the future of the country, but quickly had to respond to another mass shooting in the United States.
“Jill and I are shocked by the reckless gun violence that brought grief to the American community once again instead of joy on this Independence Day,” the president said in a statement Monday after at least six people were killed in a shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, during the July 4th parade.
Biden noted that he “increased federal law enforcement to assist in the emergency search for the shooter” and pointed to the gun protection law that he recently signed into law. (Authorities said Monday evening that they had taken into custody “an interested person” involved in the shooting. But there is much more to be done, and I will not give up the fight against the epidemic of gun violence, “Biden added.
Later Monday, Biden declined to say whether strict gun laws could have prevented deadly shootings if he had been pressured by CNN’s MJ Lee. “We don’t know the situation yet,” he said.Vice President Kamala Harris, who is in California for the holidays, spoke of the recently signed law in her own statement, but added, “Today’s shooting is an unequivocal reminder that more needs to be done to combat gun violence in our country.”
Biden observed a brief silence during a July 4th picnic at the White House on Monday evening, noting that he had spoken with Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rottering.
Commenting on a holiday with military families at the White House this afternoon, the president referred to the new gun protection law and the Illinois shooting, saying, “You’ve all heard what happened today …Every day we are reminded that we are not sure about our democracy, we are not sure about our way of life. ”
Biden called on Americans to fight for democracy, as well as widely accepted national challenges.
“Our economy is growing, but without pain, neo-independence is under attack – both here and abroad,” he said, referring to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Rowe v. Wade last month.
“In recent days, there are reasons to think that this country is lagging behindThat freedom has been curtailed, the rights we once held are no more – a reminder that we are in an ongoing war for the soul of America, as we have been for more than 200 years. ”
The July 4th holiday comes amid a challenging period for the country marked by divisions, inflation and a set of recent votes that show that the vast majority of Americans across the party line are dissatisfied with the U.S. state.
In an AP-NORC survey published last week, 85% of U.S. adults said things were going the wrong way in the country, with only 14% believing things were going the right way. This is a more pessimistic reading than in May, when 78% said things were going the wrong way and 21% said things were generally going in the right directionRunning 6 And currently, both 92% of Republicans and 78% of Democrats are dissatisfied with the country’s direction – the highest number among Democrats since Biden took office last year.
Still, Biden tried to reassure Americans, saying, “I know this can be tiring and stressful, but tonight I want to let you know that we’re going to get through all of this.”
America, he stressed, has “work in progress” and will always have.
“It’s often the case that after we’ve taken a gigantic step, we’ve taken a few steps back. And after working hard to lay the foundation for a better future, we’ve reached the worst of our pastBut I know it: from the deepest depths of our worst crisis, we’ve always risen to our heights, “Biden told the crowd on the South Lawn.” We’ve always come out better than going in. ”
Earlier in the day, Biden released a visionary statement on how “the best days are still ahead.”
.”July 4th is a holy day in our country – it’s a time to celebrate the well-being of our nation, the only nation on earth that was founded on an idea: that all people are created equal,” Biden said in a tweet. “Make no mistake, our best days are still ahead
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