Joe Biden seeks to rebound with response to Buffalo mass shooting

May 17, 2022

Joe Biden seeks to rebound with response to Buffalo mass shooting

President Joe Biden is facing crises left and right at the moment. A draft Supreme Court decision has put abortion rights front and center in the past weeks. On Saturday, a mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York, has brought gun control back into the headlines. The tragic incident claimed the lives of ten people.

The Democratic leader is juggling those issues while dealing with soaring inflation and the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The complicated political landscape has turned Mr. Biden into an underdog for the 2024 presidential election if he decides to run.

Moreover, the Democratic Party is expected to lose the US House of Representatives and US Senate in the midterm elections in November.

The Biden administration is trying to reassure allies and the rest of the country with its response to the Buffalo mass shooting.

President Biden heads to Buffalo with wife Jill

The power couple is expected to pay their respects to the victims of the shooting on Wednesday.

They will meet with local authorities and speak to some of the families who lost loved ones in the massacre.

The leader of the free world will tackle the divisive issue of race in America that is reportedly at the root of what happened at the Tops Friendly Market.

Biden has to try to strike the right balance in his speech between being a consoler-in-chief when the United States of America needs it the most and a true crusader for racial justice.

This is not an easy task because Black America, a big part of the president’s base, is watching and wants Biden to be as forceful as possible to address the racially-motivated violence act.

Biden links Buffalo mass shooting to domestic terrorism

For many observers, white supremacy and the so-called “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory have played a huge part on 18-year-old suspect Payton Gendron‘s path to violence.

Biden seems to agree with that assessment. The White House says that a perverse ideology is tearing the “soul of the nation.”

This is a familiar theme for Biden, who decided to run for president in response to his predecessor, Donald Trump‘s handling of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.

White supremacists rallied in the city and clashed with protesters. Three people died at the Unite the Right rally, including two state troopers in a helicopter accident.

However, it was the death of counter-protester Heather Danielle Heyer, 32, that really caught the nation’s attention.

Moreover, Mr. Trump failed to meet the moment and said that they were “good people” on both sides.

Will the shocking incident in New York move the needle on gun control?

Joe Biden and Democrats try to revive gun control push

Gun control as an issue has been on the backburner for much of the Biden presidency.

However, with the midterm elections approaching, the president is being pressured to act.

Many experts believe that he might be able to use the issue to galvanize his base. However, he is unlikely to get anything meaningful across the finish line.

The Senate is evenly divided, and the Second Amendment remains a hot-button topic.

However, some allies are hoping that a Biden on offense is better for November.

The goal is to use the sense of urgency as fuel to help the president get his mojo back. Will this work?

Friends and allies are hoping anything is still possible when it comes to American politics.

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