Not an administration to ever let a tragedy go to waste to forward its progressive political agenda, President Obama turned his weekly radio address over to a mother of a Newtown victim Saturday morning in his push for more gun control.
Francine Wheeler, who lost her young son Ben in the Sandy Hook shooting, was the first person other than President Obama or Vice President Joe Biden to ever deliver the Saturday morning radio address.
According to the White House, Wheeler was asked to deliver the address this week to plead with Americans to support “commonsense gun responsibility reforms:”
This week’s address is delivered by Francine Wheeler, whose six year old son, Ben, was murdered alongside nineteen other children and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, four months ago. Now, Francine – joined by her husband David – is asking the American people to help prevent this type of tragedy from happening to more families like hers. Since that terrible day in December, thousands more Americans have died, and thousands more families have suffered the pain of losing a loved one to violence. Now that the Senate has agreed that commonsense gun safety reforms deserve a vote, they must finish the job and pass those reforms to protect our children and our communities. Now is the time for all Americans to help make this a moment of real change.
Needless to say, Wheeler delivers an emotional plea on behalf of the president’s agenda to expand gun control laws in this country.
Watch Wheeler deliver the president’s radio address here: