Following the assassination of Abe Shinzo, many current and former leaders across the world released statements almost immediately.
This includes President Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Boris Johnson, and even Vladimir Putin.
Absent amongst this group was Joe Biden up until Friday morning.
For those expecting that Biden was crafting a well thought out statement, you’d be disappointed.
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Biden instead took the opportunity to talk about gun violence:
“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.”
Abe's death is a tragedy for democracy and capitalism around the world, and Biden's decision to hijack his death for domestic political expedience is more than malicious. It's moronic, writes @TianaTheFirst.https://t.co/2BmOufpqZZ
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 8, 2022
Here’s more on Biden’s statement from the Washington Examiner:
“Even at the moment he was attacked, he was engaged in the work of democracy,” Biden wrote. “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 American leftists’ predilection for blaming guns as the root of all violence, rather than the failure of law enforcement to enforce the law, has bordered from hackneyed to insulting. But the assassination of Abe is no Uvalde, where fully armed pusillanimous police in Texas let children be slaughtered for more than an hour, or even a Highland Park, where the shooter himself was a walking red flag that any responsible adult ought to have stopped long before he ever possessed a firearm in Illinois. Japan has some of the strictest gun laws in the world. Japan had just 10 shootings last year, eight of which were related to the yakuza organized crime syndicate. Japanese law enforcement confirmed that Abe’s assassin made the gun that killed the premier, who became one of a handful of the year’s gun fatalities.
BREAKING: Pres. Biden: "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. This is a tragedy for Japan and for all who knew him." https://t.co/rGXbrO7jZU pic.twitter.com/DK31ebbi6i
— ABC News (@ABC) July 8, 2022
— Nico Maounis (@nicomaounis) July 8, 2022
President Joe Biden shared his condolences on Twitter saying he was “stunned, outraged, and deeply saddened” by the assassination of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and called Abe a “champion of the friendship between our people.” https://t.co/1yZAQPo6V0 pic.twitter.com/lvp2cOnZkK
— Forbes (@Forbes) July 8, 2022
It took Joe Biden nearly 12 hours to respond to the assassination of Shinzo Abe, and he managed to make his shooting — committed by a homemade gun in a country with some of the strictest gun laws on the planet — about American gun violence https://t.co/ZhPf8UJUP7
— Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) July 8, 2022
Japan has extremely strict gun laws, and the assassin used a homemade weapon.
Joe Biden’s insistence on making everything about gun violence rather than focusing on the failures of those meant to protect is simply tone def.
Joe Biden includes a political reference to "gun violence" in reaction to Shinzo Abe death https://t.co/fXcoEnzbWB
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) July 8, 2022
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
Because OF COURSE Biden made Shinzo Abe's death about gun violence … holy Hell.
His interns are so damn predictable.
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) July 8, 2022