While giving a speech outside the White House on Monday, President Joe Biden boasted of how he signed new a piece of gun legislation late last month.
However, the event took an unexpected turn when Biden told the father of a school shooting victim to sit down after the man loudly demanded that he do more.
According to the New York Post, Biden found himself being interrupted Manuel Oliver, whose 17-year-old son was murdered in 2018 while attending Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Flordia.
“You have to do more than this!” Oliver was quoted as yelling at the president, adding, “You have to open an office in the White House! I’ve been trying to tell you this for years! And years!”
“Sit down! You’ll hear what I have to say,” Biden responded as some in the audience could be heard clapping for Oliver.
The Post noted that after being escorted away from the South Lawn, Oliver appeared at a press conference hosted by the anti-gun group Guns Down America.
“I just told the president, who I know personally, who I voted for, who I campaigned for, “President Biden, you’ve got to do more,” Oliver declared.
“I have nothing to lose. I don’t have a problem by saying things the way that I say them … You cannot be polite with gun violence, because gun violence is not polite with you.”
Igor Volsky serves as executive director of Guns Down America, and tweeted out footage of the incident while praising Oliver’s actions.
He and other survivors are hosting a 2pm presser on PA Ave in front of WH demanding Biden *act* https://t.co/sP0gIeL2F7
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) July 11, 2022
In a subsequent tweet, Volsky stated that Oliver and others had previously sent Biden a letter recommending a plan of action on guns but their suggestions went unaddressed.
“POTUS failed to announce next steps today,” the activist complained, calling the situation “disappointing.”