Obama points finger at GOP, gun lobby in wake of shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde.
“Across the country, parents are putting their children to bed, reading stories, singing lullabies—and in the back of their minds, they’re worried about what might happen tomorrow after they drop their kids off at school, or take them to a grocery store or any other public space,” Obama wrote in a Twitter thread on Tuesday, also expressing his condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the incident.
“Michelle and I grieve with the families in Uvalde, who are experiencing pain no one should have to bear,” he wrote.
“We’re also angry for them,” he added. “Nearly ten years after Sandy Hook—and ten days after Buffalo—our country is paralyzed, not by fear, but by a gun lobby and a political party that have shown no willingness to act in any way that might help prevent these tragedies.”
“It’s long past time for action, any kind of action. And it’s another tragedy—a quieter but no less tragic one—for families to wait another day,” he wrote.
“May God bless the memory of the victims, and in the words of Scripture, heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds,” Obama concluded.
The shooting in Uvalde, Texas, is the deadliest school shooting since the one that took place in Newtown, Conn., during Obama’s presidency in 2012.