Obama condemns 'heinous murder' of British MP

Candles are lit around floral tributes in Parliament Square central London on June 17, 2016 in remembrance of Labour MP Jo Cox who was killed on a street in Birstall on June 16Obama called Brendan Cox while traveling on the Air Force One presidential plane, a day after the MP was “brutally murdered,” the White House said. The US-based Southern Poverty Law Center said suspect Thomas Mair supported National Alliance, once the primary neo-Nazi organization in the United States. “President Obama offered his sincere condolences on behalf of the American people to Mr Cox and his two young children, as well as to her friends, colleagues and constituents,” the White House statement said.

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