United States: Biden announces he will travel to Texas in the coming days

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he would travel with his wife to Uvalde, Texas, in the coming days to comfort the families of victims of an elementary school shooting. from the city.

Speaking at the White House to introduce an executive order for police reform, on the second birthday of African American George Floyd, he said he and the First Lady hoped “to bring some comfort to a community in shock, mourning and traumatized”.

Joe Biden traveled to Buffalo, New York, just over a week ago to meet with families of victims of a supermarket shooting by a white supremacist.

“I’m sick and tired of this,” he said, urging the Senate to quickly approve the appointment of Steven Dettelbach to head the federal agency in charge of gun control laws.

The American president also renewed his criticism of the pro-firearms lobby in the United States, which is striving to stop any attempt to strengthen legislation in the sector.

(Report Andrea Shalal and Steve Holland; French version Jean Terzian)

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