Obama To Deliver Oval Office Address On San Bernardino, Terrorism

Obama on San Bernardino in Situation Room
President Barack Obama convenes a meeting in the Situation Room to discuss the latest on the San Bernardino shootings, on Saturday. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama will deliver an Oval Office address at 4 p.m. Alaska time on Sunday, discussing the San Bernardino attack and the broader issue of terrorism.

The mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., which killed 14 people earlier this week, is currently being investigated by the FBI as an act of terror. The president will provide an update on the ongoing investigation, the White House says.

He will also discuss “the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American people safe,” according to a statement, as well as “the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it.”

An address from the Oval Office carries strong symbolic weight.

Sunday’s speech will be the third Oval Office address of Obama’s presidency: he previously delivered speeches on the Deepwater Horizon Spill and the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq.

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Read Original Article – December 5, 2015 8:19 PM ET

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