In the days since the high school shooting in Florida, the nation has been rocked with sadness and debate. Critics point to increasing gun control laws while others blame mental health and a lack of preventative measures by law enforcement officials. It appears to be a debate that won't come to an end anytime in the near future.
Still, despite the unrest spreading across the nation, the Trump administration is doing everything it can to speak to the American people during this tragic time. On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence gave a powerful message to the Parkland shooting victims.
“In America, we mourn with those who mourn, and we grieve with those who grieve,” he said. “And as the President said yesterday, ‘Our entire nation is praying for the victims and their families.’”
He continued, “The heartache in Broward County is unimaginable, but it’s a heartache that Texas knows all too well. The last time my wife and I were in Texas, we spent time in Sutherland Springs, with the families of the fallen and the injured in the wake of the worst shooting at a place of worship in our nation’s history.” Adding, “Then, as now, hearts were broken. Then, as now, heroes were forged. Once again, our nation grieves for the loss of lives of promise. And once again, our nation is inspired by stories of selfless acts of courage.”
Pence ended his speech in a powerful way. He promised to continue to grieve with the victims but to also support them and find the reason behind this deadly attack.
“As your Vice President, let me assure you: We are continuing to bring the full resources of the federal government to bear in support of Broward County Sheriff’s Office and in support of this investigation. We will get to the bottom of what happened here," he said.
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