Joe Biden gave an impassioned plea Sunday during a memorial for fallen law enforcement by asking Americans to ‘address the hate that remains a stain on the soul of America’ after a racially motivated gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo.
‘A lone gunman, armed with weapons of war and a hate-filled soul shot and killed 10 innocent people in cold blood in a grocery store Saturday afternoon,’ Biden said during the 41st Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service outside the Capitol on Sunday.
The president said that while the Justice Department investigates the crime in Buffalo ‘we must all work together to address the hate that remains a stain on the soul of America.’
The president and first lady Jill Biden attended the event kicking off Police Week Sunday afternoon outside the Capitol honoring the lives of law enforcement who were killed in the line of duty in the last year.
‘Being a cop today is a heck of a lot harder than it’s ever been,’ Biden said during his remarks for the event hosted by the National Fraternal Order of Police.
Biden insisted during his near 18-minute remarks Sunday that his agenda is clearly in favor of funding police, contrary to the far-left calls that began the summer of 2020 for the complete defunding of law enforcement across the country.
‘We should agree, it’s not to defund the police, it’s to fund the police,’ Biden said to cheers from the audience.
‘Fund them with the resources, the training they need to protect our communities and themselves and restore trust on the police and the people,’ he added.
The White House says that around 20,000 attendees are at the service and 5,000 family members of the fallen. Attorney General Merrick Garland is also in attendance.
This is an excerpt from the Daily Mail.
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