Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) reacted to comments President Barack Obama made about the horrific shooting at a South Carolina church. 

"Now is the time for mourning and for healing," Obama said. "But let’s be clear: at some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries."

The suspect in the fatal shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston killed nine people, including pastor and state Sen. Clementa Pinckney.

"I think it was completely shameful," Jindal said. "Within 24 hours we've got the president trying to score cheap political points."


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Jindal said Obama's "job as commander-in-chief is to help the country begin the healing process."

"Now is the time to be hugging these families, now is the time to be praying for these families, now is the time to be coming together," Jindal stated.

The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate also said Obama should be unifying the country, not dividing it.

"For whatever reason he always tries to divide us," Jindal said of Obama. "Today was not the moment. This was not the time."

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