Monday’s shooting at The Covenant Christian School in Nashville that left three children and three adults dead has sparked nationwide outrage and concern. With the tragedy still fresh in people’s minds, many have criticized Joe Biden’s response, particularly his laughter about the possibility of the attack being a hate crime targeting Christians.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has called on the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI to open a federal hate crime investigation into the tragic event. The attacker, Audrey Elizabeth Hale, was a former student at the school identifying as transgender who appears to have suffered from an emotional disorder. She used two rifles and a pistol in the attack, which authorities have described as “calculated and planned.”
What a disgrace https://t.co/ubRLPciKn0
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 28, 2023
However, when asked whether he believed Christians were targeted in the attack, Biden laughed and joked. His response has been met with criticism, with many accusing him of insensitivity and a lack of empathy.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) commented, “There’s no way to talk about something like this except to say that for all of us who are parents, what we dread every day is the news about the health and life of our children.”
In addition to his dismissive response to the question of a hate crime, Biden has been criticized for joking about ice cream before addressing the shooting during a White House event. Many see this as further evidence of his insensitivity and inability to comprehend the gravity of the situation.
The president’s behavior has also fueled concerns about his mental acuity, especially considering he is already the oldest-ever sitting U.S. president. If re-elected, he would be 86 years old at the end of his second term. As a result, critics, including Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), former presidential physician to Donald Trump and Barack Obama, have called for more transparency surrounding Biden’s cognitive health.
Biden’s actions in the wake of the Nashville shooting raise questions about his capacity to lead and his commitment to defending the rights of all Americans. His apparent lack of empathy and understanding for the victims of this tragedy, who appear to have been targeted due to their religious beliefs, is concerning. Furthermore, his instinctive push for stricter gun control measures in response to the attack may be seen as an attempt to undermine all Americans’ constitutional right to self-defense.
Biden’s response to the tragic events in Nashville, characterized by laughter and ill-timed jokes, has raised serious concerns about his competence and sensitivity toward the victims of this apparent hate crime. Unfortunately, Biden’s “leadership” leaves many Americans feeling disillusioned and concerned for the future under his administration.