President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden traveled to Uvalde on Sunday “to grieve with the community that lost twenty-one lives in the horrific elementary school shooting,” the White House mentioned Thursday afternoon.
Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre mentioned the president would meet with the group and spiritual leaders and victims’ households.
The schedule for the president and first lady on Sunday are listed under:
10:10 a.m. – Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden arrive in San Antonio earlier than departing for Uvalde
10:30 a.m. – Light of the World Church Choir performs at memorial
11 a.m. – Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden arrive in Uvalde
Mayor of Uvalde Don McLaughlin, Governor Greg Abbott, Texas Congressional District 23 Rep. Tony Gonzales and others had been there to greet the Bidens at Garner Field.
11:08 a.m. – President’s motorcade passes by means of Uvalde, heads to Robb Elementary School
Many lined the streets because the Biden motorcade made their means by means of the city of Uvalde, en route to Robb Elementary School. Some who lined the streets to see the motorcade held up indicators, honoring the taking pictures victims.
11:18 a.m. – The Bidens visit memorial website, pay respects for Robb Elementary School taking pictures victims
President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden laid a bouquet of white roses on the memorial website and visited every of the shows for the taking pictures victims on the website. The Bidens had been additionally seen talking with the superintendent of the college district.
Gov. Abbott visited the location as properly and positioned a bouquet of white roses. There was a combined response from the group when Abbott arrived on the memorial.
12:00 p.m. – The Bidens attend Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1:30 p.m. – The Bidens meet with households of victims and survivors of the taking pictures
5:05 p.m. – The Bidens meet with first responders
6 p.m. – The Bidens depart Uvalde and head to San Antonio
6:45 p.m. – The Bidens depart San Antonio and head to Delaware
The visit will come lower than two weeks when the Bidens traveled to Buffalo on May 17 to mourn with grieving households who lost family members in a mass taking pictures at a grocery store. Ten individuals, all of them Black, had been gunned down by a person who espoused the racist “replacement theory.”
Biden’s response to the taking pictures in Uvalde has been searing, as he refocuses his presidency on one of many best political challenges of his career — the lengthy battle for gun management.
“Where’s the backbone, where’s the courage to stand up to a very powerful lobby?” Biden mentioned Wednesday as he referred to as for Congress to go new legal guidelines. ”When in God’s title are we going to rise up to the gun foyer? Why are we prepared to dwell with this carnage? Why can we hold letting this occur?”
But if Thursday is any indication, Republicans don’t plan to budge. An try by Democrats to reply to the 2 latest mass shootings failed within the Senate as Republicans blocked a home terrorism invoice that may have opened debate on tough questions surrounding hate crimes and gun security.
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