In his weekly address one day after the murders of young children and their teachers in Connecticut, President Barack Obama says “we’re going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening, regardless of politics”.
The comment echoed a remark the president made just hours after the shootings.
Newly re-elected and unable to run again, Obama faces a hostile House of Representatives and a Democrat controlled Senate. The president will give his inaugural address to mark his second term swearing-in on January 20. It will be intriguing to see if his two comments in the past twenty-four hours will be developed further in that speech.