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The 2020 presidential hopeful was speaking at the home of businessman Mark Arabo when he spoke of “the tragic events in Houston today and also Michigan the day before” before correcting himself, noting that the shootings were held in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
Biden’s comments come as the United States grapples with the aftermath of weekend mass shootings in the two cities, less than 24 hours apart.
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A gunman killed 20 people and injured dozens more in an attack on a Walmart in El Paso on Saturday before at least nine people were killed and more than two dozen were injured in the shooting Dayton.
The alleged El Paso shooting shooter reportedly wrote a racist and anti-immigrant manifesto before the attack, which described fears of a Latin American “invasion”.
“The American people may be short of tears, but I pray to God that we are not lacking in willpower. A willingness to do something about what we see, ”Biden said. You know, we don’t need Washington’s thoughts and prayers anymore. What we need from Washington is strength and determination that I have yet to see. “
“There are escalating acts that are not madness but absolute and absolute hatred, and we have to call that hate and face it,” he said.
Trump on Monday suggested linking more stringent background checks on gun buyers to immigration reform legislation.
“Republicans and Democrats need to come together and get some solid background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform,” the President tweeted in the morning.
“We have to get something good, if not BIG, out of these two tragic events!”
Updated Monday at 10:30 a.m.