After Meeting with Texas Mass Shooting Victims Families, Biden Promises Action

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    The President and first lady Jill Biden visited the school and paid tributes at the memorial to the 19 students and two educators who were killed by a maniacal gunman.

    He also took part in a Catholic Mass at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in which some relatives of the victims were present.

    Following Mass, the president briefly addressed the protesters in front of the church who called on officials to “do something” in response to the shooting.

    “We will,” Biden said.

    The president also had a meeting with firefighters, police officers, and first emergency personnel in Garner Field.

    Biden had a more neutral tone during his visit to Texas than in his initial reaction to the shooting, when Biden yelled for the passage of more laws to control guns. He blamed the tragic incident on Republicans or gun owners who obstructed his gun control proposals.

    Biden was scathingly attacked by former president Donald Trump who said Biden and Democrats were “grotesque” for trying to make use of the shooting to gain power in politics.

    “Sadly before the sun had even set on the horrible day of tragedy, we witnessed a now-familiar parade of cynical politicians seeking to exploit the tears of sobbing families to increase their own power and take away our Constitutional rights,” Trump stated in his address during the NRA convention in Texas on Friday.

    After spending time with family members, Biden issued a statement on social media, pledging to take action.

    “To everyone impacted by the horrific elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: We grieve with you. We pray with you. We stand with you,” he wrote. “And we're committed to turning this pain into action.”

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