Obama Visits Colorado Shooting Victims
President Obama will visit with the victims and families from the Aurora movie theater shooting, Sunday in the wake of the Colorado Shooting Massacre, the White House reported.
“Details on the president’s visit and the Colorado event remained fluid as local, state and federal authorities continue to deal with the aftermath of the shooting at an Aurora movie screening that left more than 70 people shot, including 12 dead and many more in critical condition.
Earlier Obama cut short a campaign event to speak about the shooting, the Washington Post Reported.
“We may never understand what leads anybody to terrorize their fellow human beings like this,” the president said. “Such violence, such evil is senseless. It’s beyond reason. But while we will never know fully what causes somebody to take the life of another, we do know what makes life worth living. The people we lost in Aurora loved, and they were loved.”
Both President Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney have taken a step back from politics, to comfort the victims of the shooting and their families, the Detroit Free Press reported
“The rampage injected a new tone into the campaign after Obama and Romney had clashed repeatedly over the economy, Medicare and tax returns. “
After Romney learned about the attack, he delivered his own remarks, changing his speech at scheduled campaign rally to instead give condolences and prayers to the victims and their families, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“Our hearts break with the sadness of this unspeakable tragedy. Ann and I join the president and first lady and all Americans in offering our deepest condolences to those whose lives were shattered in a few moments, a few moments of evil in Colorado,” Romney said.
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