With the nation in turmoil over the ambush murders of police officers and police killings of minorities, Vice President Joseph R. Biden urged Americans Saturday to stand together.
“As Americans, we are wounded by all of these deaths,” Mr. Biden said in the administration’s weekly address. “While we’re being tested, we can’t be pulled apart. We are America, with bonds that hold us together.”
The vice president said the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers by a black Army reserve veteran Thursday night “touched the soul of the nation.”
“Those killed and wounded were protecting the safety of those who were peacefully protesting against racial injustices in the criminal justice system,” Mr. Biden said. “I believe the Dallas Police Department is one of the finest in the nation— and this incredibly diverse city can bridge any divide.”