President Biden on Thursday ordered flags at the White House and on federal grounds in the U.S. and abroad to be flown at half-staff after eight people, including six women of Asian descent, were fatally shot at spas near Atlanta.
Where has this defender of the Asian community been as blacks have been beating up Asians for years, and universities denying them admission due to racial quotas? Maybe his BRAIN is at half staff.
The president directed the flags be lowered until sunset on March 22 “as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence” on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Mr. Biden said on Twitter that he and first lady Dr. Jill Biden “are keeping everyone impacted by the shootings in Atlanta in our prayers.”
“We don’t yet know the motive, but what we do know is that the Asian-American community is feeling enormous pain tonight,” he tweeted. “The recent attacks against the community are un-American. They must stop.”
Police believe Robert Aaron Long, 21, is responsible for the rampage, and he was arrested 150 miles south of Atlanta after his family recognized him on surveillance footage posted online and alerted law enforcement. Long was charged Wednesday with eight counts of murder in the shootings.
Long, of Woodstock, Georgia, told police the attack was not racially motivated and instead perpetrated in an attempt to eliminate the temptation of his “sex addiction.” The Atlanta police said Wednesday night they have “not ruled anything out” regarding the suspected shooter’s motive and are taking a “hard look” at his motivation for carrying out the rampage.