RedState broke the news on Thursday that Shinzo Abe (the Japanese Prime Minister) was assassinated. Shinzo Abe is a friend and long-time ally of America in fighting against communist forces.
Reacting to the tragedy, almost everyone said something. I say “almost everyone” because, for a time, the White House was conspicuously absent. As more and more statements from world leaders came out, including one from Russian President Vladimir Putin of all people, the White House’s silence on the matter was very noticeable.
(READ: World Reacts to Assassination of Shinzo Abe, Joe Biden’s Statement Is AWOL)
Biden finally issued a statement. It contained statements about the slain man that managed to read hollow despite some of it being personal experiences, and how his leadership of the Japanese people was good, but then at the end of it, the White House couldn’t contain itself. Naturally, as is the leftist creed, they can’t let this tragedy go to waste and decided to push some politics on the back of Abe’s death.
“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,” read the statement from Biden.
Biden statement on assassination of ex-PM Shinzo Abe of Japan: “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.” pic.twitter.com/RWOO2EkVsC
— Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) July 8, 2022
Abe was Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister and in his time in the seat, he did a lot of good, not just for Japan, but for the world. He deserved a lot more respect from the leader of the free world than to have one party’s agenda slapped in an official statement that would go down in the books of world history.
Of course, that’s likely one of the reasons Biden’s handlers included that in his statement. When they talk about the reaction to Abe’s death in future generations, a statement from Japan’s closest ally will be read and in that statement will be a push for gun control.
Japan is known for having extremely stringent gun control laws. Since 1958, their laws state that “no person shall possess a firearm or firearms or a sword or swords.”
The gun used by Abe’s assassin was homemade.
Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister of Japan is assassinated with an improvised gun (2022). pic.twitter.com/mLdFZkBStt
— Insane Moments in Japanese Politics (@Ins_jappol) July 8, 2022
It’s disgusting but typical of the left to hyper-focus on their own agenda so completely that they will shamelessly use a world leader’s assassination to push their own narrative.
Abe deserved better, but when it comes to the radical western left, “better” isn’t something you can expect.