President Biden’s Monday celebration of the passing of a bipartisan gun bill was interrupted by the father of a kid killed in a Parkland, Florida, school shooting.
Manuel Oliver, who tweeted disapproval of the event in advance, was removed out after shouting during Biden’s speech. According to Oliver’s Twitter bio, Joaquin Oliver, one of the victims of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in 2018, is his son.
It’s unclear exactly what Oliver said at the gathering, which took place on the White House’s South Lawn.
Before the memorial, Oliver tweeted, “The word CELEBRATION has no space in a culture that saw 19 youngsters massacred just a month ago. “”Most people underestimate what they can do in 10 years and overestimate what they can do in one year,” said Albert Einstein. Not Joaquin, not I.”
When Oliver interrupted Biden during his speech, Biden paused and asked Oliver to stop before removing him.
Biden said, “Sit down and listen to what I have to say.
“One exists here. Give me a moment to finish. I’ll talk now “Before the event resumed following a brief but unusual interruption on White House grounds, Biden added.
Due to the rigorous security measures in place at the White House, protesters or hecklers are uncommon during presidential speeches. In 2006, a protester who disrupted a meeting between former presidents George W. Bush and Hu Jintao was charged with crimes.
Numerous members of Congress, including Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who led negotiations on the side of the Republicans, were present at the ceremony on Monday. Cornyn was able to overcome the filibuster threshold in the Senate by securing the support of 15 Republican senators in total.
Also on Monday, Biden and other speakers on stage argued that the Safer Communities Act, a bipartisan measure, should just be the first step toward an outright ban on assault weapons.
We have a responsibility to the people of this country, therefore now is the time to energise this movement, Biden stated. “We are in a nation awash in military hardware.”
Biden talked on the harm that assault rifles may cause to individuals and the criteria that military personnel must meet before receiving weapons. He asserted that it is absurd to permit civilians access to the same weaponry. “It is absurd. A prohibition on assault weapons is necessary. They were prohibited, “said Biden. “I’m going to outlaw these guns once more,”