David Jacques, the publisher of the Roseburg Beacon in Roseburg, Oregon, the town where the tragic shooting took place that killed ten Umpqua College students and teachers last Thursday, issued a bold statement about Obama visiting their community.
Jaques was a guest on Fox News on Monday night and continued to make his case that President Obama is not welcome in Roseburg to push his anti-gun political agenda.
“Well I think the president will not be welcomed into the community. And that is not just my opinion. We talked to dozens upon dozens of citizens, some family members of the victims, our elected officials. And you may have a copy, if you don’t I’d be glad to read from it on the air that our Douglas County commissioners along with our Douglas County sheriff, who is very popular, and our chief of police all came to consensus language about him not being welcome here to grandstand for political purposes.”
Jaques told host Bill O’Reilly that the President wants to “stand on the corpses of our loved ones and make some kind of political point.”
He added, “So now he [Obama] wants to come to our community and stand on the corpses of our loved ones to make some kind of a political point, and it isn’t going to be well-received.”
Jaques also said that elected officials, including Douglas County Commissioners, as well as the local Sheriff and Chief of Police, have urged Obama not to use Roseburg to promote his political plans.
Of course, not one to care what the community has to say, on Monday, the White House announced that President Obama would be visiting Roseburg this coming Friday.
Roseburg Resident: Obama Not Welcome Here to ‘Stand on the Corpses of Our Loved Ones’