Joe Biden slammed by Megyn Kelly after Texas shooting: 'He’s supposed to be the comforter in chief’
At least 19 children and two adults have been reported dead after the incident at an elementary school
Megyn Kelly has slammed US President Joe Biden for his response to yesterday’s Texas shooting.
At least 19 children and two adults have been reported dead after a teenage gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
The gunman, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, died at the scene.
In response to the incident, Mr Biden said in the White House: "I had hoped when I became President I would not have to do this again.
"Another massacre. Uvalde, Texas. An elementary school. Beautiful, innocent second, third, fourth graders.
"And how many scores of little children who witnessed what happened see their friends die as if they’re on a battlefield, for God’s sake. They’ll live with it the rest of their lives.
"There’s a lot we don’t know yet, but there’s a lot we do know.
"There are parents who will never see their child again, never have them jump in bed and cuddle with them. Parents who will never be the same.
"To lose a child is like having a piece of your soul ripped away. There’s a hollowness in your chest, and you feel like you’re being sucked into it and never going to be able to get out. It’s suffocating. And it’s never quite the same."
He continued: "So, tonight, I ask the nation to pray for them, to give the parents and siblings the strength in the darkness they feel right now.
"As a nation, we have to ask: When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? When in God’s name will we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done?
"And it’s a feeling shared by the siblings, and the grandparents, and their family members, and the community that’s left behind."
When asked by Dan Wootton whether the US President got the tone of the speech right, Ms Kelly said on GB News: “No, not at all, I think he’s supposed to be the comforter in chief in a moment like this.
“He’s supposed to offer his condolences to the people of Texas, the part where he explained what it was like to lose a child, because he did back in his younger days, was good."
The US journalist added: “And then he had to go to the gun place, and I understand that’s how the left wing of the country feels but that’s divisive because the right wing of the country thinks that’s a non-starter.
“I’m from New York State, its largely blue, I grew up in a town that wasn’t very pro-gun and a family that wasn’t very pro-gun.
“I’m not a pro-gun person, I’m a lawyer so I would like to know as another and a lawyer show me the reform that will protect my children and I’m behind it, I don’t care if it upsets the pro-gun lobby.
“But literally they haven’t shown me one that would’ve prevented this shooting or the shooting we had in Buffalo last week.”