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Biden visits Uvalde amid mourning for the school massacre

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  • Joe Biden visits Uvalde in the midst of the mourning that the affected families are going through.
  • The president and the first lady will attend a religious mass for the children.
  • They will return to Delaware on Sunday night.

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visit Uvalde, Texas today to meet with relatives of the victims of slaughter Tuesday at a primary school, where 19 children and two teachers were brutally murdered by an 18-year-old.

The White House said the Bidens “will grieve with the community that lost 21 lives in the gruesome” shooting at Robb Elementary School. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the president will meet with community and religious leaders and relatives of the victims, The Associated Press reported.

Joe Biden visits Uvalde after the brutal school massacre

Joe Biden visits Uvalde
Photo: AP

According to what was reported by the portal of Univision the president of the United States has traveled to Uvalde to spend a moment with the families who are in mourning after the brutal massacre that took place on May 24 accompanied by the first lady, Jill Biden.

Uvalde is a small town and only has 16,000 inhabitants, of which more than 80% are Hispanic, according to Census records. Sunday morning Joe Biden in the company of his wife left Delaware for San Antonio, Texas, reported Univisión. Filed Under: Joe Biden visits Uvalde.

Biden and the first lady will attend the religious ceremony in memory of the victims

Joe Biden visits Uvalde
Photo: AP

The Bidens will visit the Elementary School memorial site and then attend the mass that will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at noon, and then take time to meet with the families of the victims, both teachers and survivors to accompany them in their grieving process, this afternoon.

It was reported that Joe Biden, in the company of the first lady, will meet with the first responders who were working at the harrowing scene after spending time with the families affected by the brutal shooting. Tonight the president and his wife will return to Wilmington, Delaware. Filed Under: Joe Biden visits Uvalde.

An affected mother asked the White House for a response to gun violence

Joe Biden visits Uvalde
Photo: AP

As reported by the AP news agency, Jean-Pierre, the mother of a girl from Robb Elementary School, made an impassioned request for members of Congress to come together and respond to gun violence, “Those were elementary school students, they should be losing their first teeth, not their lives,” he said.

Jean-Pierre echoed the words of Biden, who on Tuesday night spoke about the personal experience of losing a child and called on the country to strengthen gun control laws in response to the shooting. “When in God’s name are we going to confront the gun lobby?” asked the president. “Why do we need to live with this carnage? Why do we keep letting this happen? Filed Under: Joe Biden visits Uvalde.

Biden offers comfort to families of the victims in Texas

offers comfort to families of victims in Texas
Photo: AP

Biden’s visit began to circulate on social media. A Mexican journalist through her Twitter account stated that today is an emotional day for the town of Uvalde after the visit of Joe Biden to spend a moment with the devastated families.

She mentioned that the manufacturer of the weapons made a donation to Republican candidates, “Today, emotional day in #Uvalde. Biden will meet with relatives. Accomplice to the massacre is the arms industry. Daniel Defense, manufacturer of the two AR-15 rifles that the murderer bought for 2 thousand each, donated 170 thousand dollars to REPUBLICAN candidates in the primaries, ”reads her post on Twitter. Filed Under: Joe Biden visits Uvalde.

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