President Biden is getting slammed for his statement on former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s assassination.
Biden’s mention of “gun violence” is getting attention from many online.
“I am stunned, outraged, and deeply saddened by the news that my friend Abe Shinzo, former Prime Minister of Japan, was shot and killed while campaigning,” Biden said. “This is a tragedy for Japan and for all who knew him. I had the privilege to work closely with Prime Minister Abe. As Vice President, I visited him in Tokyo and welcomed him to Washington. He was a champion of the Alliance between our nations and the friendship between our people. The longest serving Japanese Prime Minister, his vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific will endure. Above all, he cared deeply about the Japanese people and dedicated his life to their service. Even at the moment he was attacked, he was engaged in the work of democracy. While there are many details that we do not yet know, we know that violent attacks are never acceptable and that gun violence always leaves a deep scar on the communities that are affected by it. The United States stands with Japan in this moment of grief. I send my deepest condolences to his family.”
National radio host Todd Starnes took Biden to task for his comment.
Biden on the murder of Shinzo Abe:— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 8, 2022
"One thing did strike my attention that this is the first use of a weapon to murder someone in Japan and I think we have thus far have 3,000, 688, or between 3 to 4 thousand cases. They have one." pic.twitter.com/ckgvaqr9LW
“Here’s what this moron President Biden doesn’t understand,” Starnes said on his show. “Japan has one of the toughest gun control laws on the books.”
“It’s an oasis for the anti-gun crowd because nobody can own a gun in Japan,” Starnes said.
Joe Biden says that assassinating Shinzo Abe is a problem of “gun violence.” This is perhaps the stupidest thing he has ever said, and that is saying something. pic.twitter.com/NTm1Mpwu3W— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 8, 2022
This statement is pretty odd.— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) July 8, 2022
Abe has been one of America’s most important strategic partners for the last decade (including the Obama years – which Biden was loosely involved in) and Biden is focusing on the larger impact of gun violence? https://t.co/me74qv6gty