Transcript for Obama on Connecticut Shooting: 'Hearts Are Broken'
This afternoon I spoke -- governor Malloy and FBI director -- I offered the governor Malloy my condolences. On behalf of the nation and made it clear he will have. Every single resource that he needs two investigate this heinous crime. Care for the victims. Counsel. Their families. We've ignored too many of these tragedies in the past few years. And each time Meyer learned the news. Higher react. Not as a president but as anybody else -- -- -- -- And that was especially true today. I know there is not a parent in America. Who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that I do. The majority of those who died today were children. Beautiful kids between the ages of five and ten years old. They have their entire lives ahead of them. Birthdays and graduation is. Weddings. -- -- -- -- Among the -- were also teachers. Men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children. Fulfill their dreams. So our hearts are broken today. For the parents. And grandparents. Sisters and Brothers of these little children. And for the families of the adults who lost. Our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well. For as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight they -- that their children's innocence has been. Torn away from them too -- and there are no words it will ease their pain. As a country we have been through this too many times. Whether it's an elementary school in Newton new -- Shopping mall and organ. Or temple and Wisconsin. For a movie theater in the war or a street corner in Chicago of these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods. And these children are children. We're gonna have to come together and take meaningful action. To prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. This evening Michelle I will do what I know every parent and America. Will do which is -- virtual little tighter. And we'll tell them that we love them. And more -- each other how deeply we love one another. But there are families in Connecticut who cannot do that tonight. And they need all of us right now. In -- days to come -- community needs us to be at our best as Americans. And I will do everything in my power as president to help. Because -- nothing can fill the space. Of a lost child or loved one. All of us can extend a hand to those in need. To remind them that we are there for them. We are praying for them. That the -- they felt for those they lost indoors not just in their memories but also. In hours. May god bless the memory of the victims. And in the words of scripture. -- broken hearted. And by -- up there won't.
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