Families of victims of the Newtown school shooting joined President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden Wednesday to express their disappointment at the Senate’s failure to pass gun control legislation.
“We return home disappointed, but not defeated,” said Mark Barden, the father of first-grader Daniel who died in the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
“We will not be defeated. We are not defeated and we will not be defeated,” Barden said. “Our hearts are broken, our spirit is not.”
Following Barden’s remarks, Obama slammed the Senate for putting politics over the victims of gun violence.