Biden White House Neglects Nashville Tragedy

Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a daily briefing Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Katie Ricks). Original public domain image from Flickr

After the tragic incident in which a transgender shooter killed three children and three adults at a Christian school in Nashville on Monday, President Biden continuously praised the “delight, resilience, and unwavering bravery of transgender and nonbinary Americans.”

At a time when sensitivity and understanding were crucial, the president issued statements from the White House, emphasizing that “transgender Americans shape our nation’s soul.”

White House Silent on Christian Victims

Four days after the devastating event at Covenant Christian School, on Friday, the president declared March 31 as “Transgender Day of Recognition.”

He also denounced “MAGA radicals pursuing numerous extreme state laws that target transgender children and their families. These attacks are against American values and must cease.”

To mark the occasion, the White House released a 3,464-word “information sheet” suggesting that “right-leaning politicians” were pushing “transgender adolescents” toward contemplating suicide.

Throughout the week, Biden and his White House continued disseminating their messages in support of the transgender community.

However, not a single word was uttered about Christians, even though the Nashville shooting seems to have been a hate crime aimed at a Christian school.

The motive remains inconclusive, as the perpetrator’s so-called “manifesto” has not been made public, unlike documents from other similar incidents. Despite the commencement of funerals for the Nashville victims, the White House remained unresponsive.

Contrasting Events in the Aftermath of Nashville Tragedy

On Friday, amid the administration’s continued focus on transgender issues, the first of the Nashville victims were laid to rest. Evelyn Dieckhaus, nine years old, was commemorated for her “unwavering faith in the goodness of others.”

Subsequently, the White House proceeded with a “White House Roundtable Supporting Transgender Kids.”

This event allowed Domestic Policy Adviser Susan Rice to involve children in a politically charged display. This display was designed to criticize Republicans in red states who enacted laws to safeguard kids from sex hormones and experimental gender surgery.

On Saturday, as the White House roundtable took place, another event was held in Nashville, near the site of the tragedy.

This article appeared in TheDailyBeat and has been published here with permission.