Biden Capitalizes On Assassination Of Former Japan Prime Minister To Make ‘Gun Violence’ Political Point

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 26: US Vice President Joe Biden meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on September 26, 2014 in New York City. World leaders, activists and protesters have converged on New York City for the annual UN General Assembly that brings together global leaders for a week of meetings and conferences. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Left has now managed to politicize shootings occurring across the world! White House occupant Joe Biden was criticized by many Friday for using the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an occasion to complain about “gun violence.”

Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, was shot and killed during a speech at a campaign event in the city of Nara. The assassin, who is reportedly a former member of the Japanese military, used a homemade gun to carry out the killing.

Biden released a statement discussing Abe’s sudden and tragic death, mentioning the time the two worked together when he was the vice president of the United States.

“I am stunned, outraged, and deeply saddened by the news that my friend Abe Shinzo, former Prime Minister of Japan, was shot and killed while campaigning. This is a tragedy for Japan and for all who knew him,” Biden said.

“I had the privilege to work closely with Prime Minister Abe. As Vice President, I visited him in Tokyo and welcomed him to Washington. He was a champion of the Alliance between our nations and the friendship between our people,” he continued. “The longest serving Japanese Prime Minister, his vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific will endure. Above all, he cared deeply about the Japanese people and dedicated his life to their service. Even at the moment he was attacked, he was engaged in the work of democracy.”

It was not until near the end of Biden’s statement did he draw controversy — the senile White House occupant capitalized on the opportunity to invoke political discussion surrounding “gun violence.”

While there are many details that we do not yet know, we know that violent attacks are never acceptable and that gun violence always leaves a deep scar on the communities that are affected by it,” Biden postulated. “The United States stands with Japan in this moment of grief. I send my deepest condolences to his family.”

Comments by Biden proved controversial, inviting criticism from numerous political commentators.

“Joe Biden says that assassinating Shinzo Abe is a problem of ‘gun violence.’ This is perhaps the stupidest thing he has ever said, and that is saying something,” said conservative radio show host Ben Shapiro.

“Abe’s death is a tragedy for democracy and capitalism around the world, and Biden’s decision to hijack his death for domestic political expedience is more than malicious. It’s moronic,” wrote conservative writer Tiana Lowe.

and BLP‘s favorite of the day…

“God, what garbage,” reacted writer David Harsanyi.

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