The White House has condemned a shooting that took place in Kansas where Indian immigrants were killed in a case of mistaken identity. According to the Washington Post, the shooter thought the victims were “Iranian.”
The White House moved quickly to condemn the event and called it an “act of racially motivated hate.” According to multiple sources, the FBI will be investigating the case.
From The Hill:
“The president condemns these and any racially and religiously motivated attacks,” White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.
Trump has come under fire from critics who say his response to the shooting has been lackluster.
The Kansas City Star ripped his silence on Monday, calling on Trump to denounce the violent act during his Tuesday night address to Congress.
“Trump has offered no words of condolence for the grieving widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who died from his gunshot wounds,” the newspaper’s editorial board wrote.