Via CNS News:
The FBI will determine if the shooting on Wednesday at the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) was a hate crime, but President Barack Obama believes such violence has no place in society, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today.
“Yesterday, the president was informed about it by his homeland security advisor John Brennan,” Carney told reporters at the White House. “He’s very concerned about the victim, the person who was shot and made clear to me and relayed this to the pool that he firmly believes that violence of that kind has no place in our society. This goes to the greater discussion we’ve had about violence in America and the need to tackle it.”
A reporter followed up by asking if Obama considers the shooting a hate crime.
Carney responded, “Those kinds of determinations will be made by the FBI, and I know the FBI is part of this investigation.”