Tomorrow evening, the President will travel to Newtown to meet with the families of those who were lost and thank first responders. The President will also speak at an interfaith vigil Sunday evening.
President Barack Obama has addressed a stunned nation for a second time regarding the Connecticut school massacre, saying the country is "heavy with hurt."
In his weekly media message, Obama said, "We grieve for the families of those we lost. And we keep in our prayers the parents of those who survived. Because as blessed as they are to have their children home, they know that their child's innocence has been torn away far too early."
Obama says he and his wife, Michelle, "are doing what I know every parent is doing - holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them."
Republicans ceded their time so that Obama could speak for the nation.