President Biden was mute Monday morning after five people were killed when a vehicle tore through a crowded Christmas parade in Wisconsin.
Biden did not make any statement about the deadly incident, many hours after a red SUV plowed through a crowd of people attending a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The police have identified the person as Darrell Brooks. According to the Associated Press, Brooks was released on bail Friday on a $1,000 bond; he was charged with resisting an officer, reckless homicide, and disorderly conduct.
In July 2020, he was charged with reckless endangering and illegal firearm possession.
According to Milwaukee County court records, Brooks has a lengthy criminal history dating to 1999.
On Sunday, the White House told reporters it was “closely monitoring the situation” and “our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by this terrible incident.
“We have reached out to state and local officials to offer any support and assistance as needed,” the White House said.
There was no reaction from Joe Biden by Monday morning – it was now clear that at least five people had been killed and more than 40 people were injured-including 12 kids.
The President did announce renominating Jerome Powell for another term on the Federal Reserve.
However, Biden’s @POTUS social media account failed to mention the chaos in Wisconsin.