Fact Check: Biden Did NOT Fail To Acknowledge Waukesha Christmas Parade Killings

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  • by: Christiana Dillard
Fact Check: Biden Did NOT Fail To Acknowledge Waukesha Christmas Parade Killings Did Discuss It

Has President Joe Biden failed to acknowledge the deaths that occurred at the Waukesha Christmas Parade on November 21, 2021, in Waukesha, Wisconsin? No, that's not true: Biden discussed the incident at the beginning of a White House speech the following day.

The claim appeared in a tweet (archived here) published on November 24, 2021:

How long does it take to make a statement about a massacre at a Christmas parade?
It's been 3 days and Administrator Biden and all key members of the Commusocialist elected class in America remain silent about the loss of innocent life.

This is what the post looked like on Twitter on November 24, 2021:

Twitter screenshot

(Source: Twitter screenshot taken on Wed Nov 24 17:46:31 2021 UTC)

Biden gave a speech on November 22, 2021, at the White House to announce his nominees for positions on the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System. According to a transcript of the speech from the White House, Biden began:

Before I begin, I want to comment on the tragedy that occurred last night during the holiwa- -- the holiday parade in Wisconsin.

While we don't have all the facts and details yet, we know, this morning, that five families in Waukesha are facing fresh grief of a life without a loved one; at least 40 Americans are suffering from injuries, some of them in critical condition; and an entire community is struggling -- struggling to cope with a horrific act of violence.

Biden also offered prayers for the victims at the parade and their families, saying that his administration was "monitoring the situation very closely."

A video of his remarks can also be found here on the White House YouTube page. The video is also embedded below:

Six people, including one child, were killed as a result of an SUV plowing through the crowd during the 2021 Waukesha Christmas parade. Officials said the suspect was fleeing from a fight although the motive for the parade killings has yet to be determined.

Lead Stories previously debunked a claim that an image used in several hoaxes was related to the Waukesha Christmas parade killings.

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  Christiana Dillard

Christiana Dillard is a former news writer for Temple University’s Lew Klein College of Media and Communication. She received her undergraduate degree in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a freelance writer for several organizations including the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, Pitt Magazine, and The Heinz Endowments. When she’s not producing or studying media she’s binging it, watching YouTube videos or any interesting series she can find on streaming services.

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