President Obama made a statement on the Newtown CT, shooting, and began to cry as he spoke.
"The majority of the fallen were children," Obama said, as tears started to form. "Beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. They had their entire lives ahead of them. Birthdays, graduations, children of their own."
President Obama offered his condolences to those involved. He also expressed that the Newtown shooting was one in a long string of related tragedies.
"We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years, and each time I hear the news, I react not as a president but as everybody else would, as a parent. And that was especially true today. I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do.”
"Our hearts are broken today. Our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children and for the families of the adults who were lost,” Obama said. “Our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well, for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their children’s innocence has been torn away from them too early and there is no way to ease their pain."