In his weekly address, President Obama continued his call for civility in the nation’s political discourse. It’s a call he started in Tucson, Arizona earlier in the week, when he addressed a crowed of 25,000 attending the memorial for the victims of the January 8th shooting where 6 people died and 18 were injured, including congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
After recieving rave reviews for his speech on bringing the nation together, the president continued the theme in his address, saying;
These are challenges I believe we can meet. And I believe we can do it in a way worthy of those who sent us here to serve. So as business resumes, I look forward to working together in that same spirit of common cause with members of Congress from both parties – because before we are Democrats or Republicans, we are Americans.
And as we perform the work of this nation, my prayer is that we stay true to our words, and turn to those examples of heroism, and courage, and perseverance, to bring out the better in all of us.
See the entire video below.
- Statements on Arizona Shooting (yubanet.com)
- Arizona Shooting Reactions: Politicians React (PHOTOS) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Obama speaks to ‘an American family, 300 million strong’ (washingtonmonthly.com)