President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will be traveling to Texas in the “upcoming days,” the president said Wednesday.
The two plan to meet with the victims’ families “and let them know that we have a sense, just a sense of their pain. And hopefully bring some little comfort to the community in shock and grief and in trauma,” the president said during an address Wednesday afternoon.
The president said he was “sick and tired” of the “carnage” that is happening in the U.S.
“The idea that an 18-year-old can walk into a store and buy weapons of war, designed and marketed to kill, is I think just wrong. Just violates common sense,” he said. “Where’s the backbone, where’s the courage to stand up to a very powerful lobby?”