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The Seat Next To Michelle Obama Will Be Left Empty At The State Of The Union- Here’s Why

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The White House announced on Friday that while President Barack Obama delivers his last State of the Union Address next week, a seat next to Michelle Obama will be left empty.

Obama told 20,000 supporters on a conference call that the seat on Tuesday night during the address before Congress “will be left empty for the victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice.”

“They need the rest of us to speak for them. To tell their stories. To honor their memory,” the White House said in a written statement, according to USA Today. “To remind every single one of our representatives that it’s their responsibility to do something about this.”

.@POTUS just announced that one seat in the #SOTU guest box will be left empty to honor the victims of gun violence. #StopGunViolence

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 8, 2016

The move by the White House comes on top of Obama’s executive actions announced on Monday to address gun violence, as well as his participation in CNN’s Guns in America town hall Thursday night.

As reported by Western Journalism, Taya Kyle, whose husband, Chris, was the subject of the movie American Sniper and a victim of gun violence, challenged President Obama at the town hall on the effectiveness of more gun control legislation. She pointed out that gun violence has dropped to records lows over the last several years, while gun ownership has reached record highs. 

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced earlier this week that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will give the Republican response to Obama’s State of the Union Address. The governor received high praise for her leadership following last June’s Charleston shooting.

BREAKING → Gov. @nikkihaley will deliver the #GOP Address to the nation following #SOTU

— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 5, 2016

 if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.
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