First lady Jill Biden said Wednesday that she and President Biden will visit the town in Texas where at least 19 elementary school students were shot dead, and she offered a prayer for Americans to “act united with common sense to protect our children.”
President Biden told graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday that they will serve a key role in defending democracy from autocracies such as Russia and China in the next decade.
The Biden administration’s policy toward China calls for diplomatic and economic competition but will not seek to replace an increasingly aggressive Chinese Communist Party system, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday.
President Biden demanded that Congress “stand up to the gun lobby” and tighten restrictions on guns in the wake of Tuesday’s shooting at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school that killed at least 18 children and two adults.