2,000 refugees who had drowned in the Mediterranean Sea
On Friday, President Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, traveled to Lewiston, Maine to express their condolences for the 2,000 refugees who tragically lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea.
The previous week saw the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the state.
The president gave a speech to honor the victims and met with first responders, nurses, and members of the community. He also had a private meeting with the families of the victims. However, he did not urge Congress to pass any specific gun control laws in his speech.
“You know as we mourn today in Maine, this tragedy opens a painful, painful wounds all across the country,” the president said. “Too many Americans have lost loved ones or survived the trauma of gun violence. I know because Jill and I have met with them in Buffalo, in Uvalde, in Monterey Park, and Sandy Hook … too many to count. Too many to count. From places that never made the news all across America.”
In addition to
the deceased in Maine, 13 people were injured last week when a gunman opened fire at a bar and a bowling alley. The
The shooter was discovered deceased.
Following a search that lasted two days.
Following the tragic mass shooting, President Biden issued a directive for the flags at the White House and federal buildings to be lowered to half-staff. In a written statement, he expressed concern over the alarming number of Americans who have lost a loved one or been injured due to gun violence. He emphasized that this level of violence is not acceptable and should not be considered normal.