Category: Australia Published on Sunday, 22 July 2012 06:40 Written by Maaria Adam
The White House announced, President Barack Obama would be heading towards Colorado on Sunday to visit the families of victims of the Aurora movie theater shooting. Dan Pfeiffer, White House communications director revealed the news of the visit Saturday night.
Obama said that he hopes everyone takes time this weekend "for prayer and reflection — for the victims of this terrible tragedy, for the people who knew them and loved them, for those who are still struggling to recover.” He said Americans should also consider "all the victims of the less publicized acts of violence that plague our communities on a daily basis. Let us keep all these Americans in our prayers."
According to White House, John Brennan, Obama’s homeland security adviser provided updates on the investigation to Obama, into the shooting and the attempts by authorities to gain access to the suspect's apparently booby-trapped apartment.
Romney said, "The answer is that we can come together. We will show our fellow citizens the good heart of the America we know and love."
In the Republican address Saturday, House Speaker John Boehner said that lawmakers joined Obama in offering condolences and prayers to the loved ones of those who were killed and wounded. He said, "I know that when confronted with evil we cannot comprehend, Americans pull together and embrace our national family more tightly."