Still No Statement from Obama as White House Spokesman Condemns Texas Terror Attack
Nearly eighteen hours after the Islamist terror attack in Garland, Texas on Sunday evening there is still no statement from President Barack Obama.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest spoke to the press on Air Force One Monday morning as Obama flew to New York City for a day of fundraisers and an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. Obama was also scheduled to do an event promoting his My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
The Washington Times reported Earnest’s statment:
““We have seen extremists try to use expressions that they considered to be offensive as a way to justify violence not only in this country but around the world, and in the mind of the president there is no form of expression that would justify an act of violence,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One.
“We saw a pretty important and notable display of bravery on the part of first responders and … because of their courage the only person that was injured by these gunmen was a security officer.””
The Dallas Morning News reported Obama was informed of the attack last night and was being kept informed on the investigation of the attack.
““The president was informed last night of the violence outside Dallas,” Earnest said…President Obama remains in touch with aides for ongoing updates on the investigation into the Garland event and the suspects.”
Earnest’s comments were made around fifteen hours after the attack.
As of this writing there is still no official statement from President Obama on the attack on the White House website or reported by the press.