Massachusetts Rep. Michael Capuano (D) on Monday honored the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on the House floor.
“I rise today to commemorate a few people in Boston who lost their lives and many others who were seriously injured today,” he said.
“I hesitate to call what the event was, but whatever it was, it was a terrible tragedy and no matter how you measure it — I don’t know if it was official terrorism or unofficial or whatever — but clearly anyone who acts in such a manner is clearly an evil person who deserves to be called as such,” Capuano continued. “I know that today the rest of America stands with us as we have stood with those before us, hopefully never to do again.”
Capuano noted the Boston Marathon was an international event, and that many of those injured were likely from other states and other countries. He said he was confident those who carried out the attack would face justice.
Following Capuano’s speech, the House observed a moment of silence led by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).
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