President Biden arrived in Buffalo, New York, Tuesday morning to pay his respects to the victims of what investigators are calling a hate-fueled mass shooting in a predominantly Black neighborhood that left 10 dead and three wounded over the weekend – then delivered remarks after meeting with the families.
The president described each of the victims and condemned the alleged gunman’s suspected White supremacist ideology, calling it "a poison running through our body politic."
"In America, evil will not win, I promise you," Biden said. "Hate will not prevail. White supremacy will not have the last word. Evil did come to Buffalo. It has come to too many places."
His remarks came after he and First Lady Jill Biden visited the City of Good Neighbors to pay their respects to the Tops Friendly Market victims and the law enforcement officers who arrived to stop and arrest 18-year-old Payton Gendron before he could wreak more havoc in what began as an attack livestreamed on Twitch.