Friday, July 20, 2012

Obama Cancels Orlando Visit Due To Colorado Shooting

WINTER PARK, Florida -- President Barack Obama has canceled his trip to Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida near Orlando in the wake of the the mass murder at the premier of the new Batman movie 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Aurora, Colorado which left 12 dead and 38 injured.


The President released the following statement:

"Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my Administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time. We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded. As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family. All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts and prayers as they confront the loss of family, friends, and neighbors, and we must stand together with them in the challenging hours and days to come."