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President Obama briefed the press Monday just after 6 p.m. regarding the bombings in Boston. Here is his statement:
afternoon, everybody. Earlier today, I was briefed by my homeland
security team on the events in Boston. We're continuing to monitor and respond
to the situation as it unfolds. And I've directed the full resources of
the federal government to help state and local authorities protect our people,
increase security around the United States as necessary, and investigate what
The American people will say a
prayer for Boston tonight. And Michelle and I send our deepest thoughts
and prayers to the families of the victims in the wake of this senseless loss.
We don't yet have all the
answers. But we do know that multiple people have been wounded, some
gravely, in explosions at the Boston Marathon.
I've spoken to FBI Director Mueller
and Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano, and they're mobilizing the
appropriate resources to investigate and to respond.
I've updated leaders of Congress in
both parties, and we reaffirmed that on days like this there are no Republicans
or Democrats -- we are Americans, united in concern for our fellow citizens.
I've also spoken with Governor
Patrick and Mayor Menino, and made it clear that they have every single federal
resource necessary to care for the victims and counsel the families. And
above all, I made clear to them that all Americans stand with the people of
Boston police, firefighters, and
first responders as well as the National Guard responded heroically, and
continue to do so as we speak. It's a reminder that so many Americans
serve and sacrifice on our behalf every single day, without regard to their own
safety, in dangerous and difficult circumstances. And we salute all those
who assisted in responding so quickly and professionally to this tragedy.
We still do not know who did this
or why. And people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the
facts. But make no mistake -- we will get to the bottom of this.
And we will find out who did this; we'll find out why they did this. Any
responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of
Today is a holiday in Massachusetts
-- Patriots' Day. It's a day that celebrates the free and fiercely
independent spirit that this great American city of Boston has reflected from
the earliest days of our nation. And it's a day that draws the
world to Boston's streets in a spirit of friendly competition. Boston is
a tough and resilient town. So are its people. I'm supremely
confident that Bostonians will pull together, take care of each other, and move
forward as one proud city. And as they do, the American people will be
with them every single step of the way.
You should anticipate that as we
get more information, our teams will provide you briefings. We're still
in the investigation stage at this point. But I just want to reiterate we
will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable.
Thank you very much."
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