President Obama is the latest to weigh in on the shooting in Alexandria VA this morning that injured 5, including Congressman Steve Scalise and the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, who later died from his injuries.
“We may not be able to save everyone from gun violence,” Obama told reporters from the deck of his taxpayer funded luxury yacht,” but what we can do is provide more safe spaces for disturbed patriots who live in fear.”
Obama then went on to comment on how Hodgkinson must have felt threatened by a group of men holding bats and compared the incident to the shooting of Trevon Martin by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman also “stood his ground”
because he allegedly felt threatened by Martin.
“We saw it before in the Trevon Martin case,” Obama continued, all Trevon had was a bottle of tea and a bag of candy. These Congressmen were all swinging baseball bats at the shooter. What he did was wrong but you can see why he would want to stand his ground.”
Aides to Mr. Scalise said Wednesday morning that had undergone surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and was in stable condition. The police said a total of five people had been transported to hospitals.