After Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested, President Obama held a press conference to comment on the situation. Read on for details.
On April 19, President Barack Obama held a press conference to commend all the parties involved with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev‘s capture in Watertown, Massachusetts. “Tonight our nation is in debt to the people of Boston and the people of Massachusetts after a vicious attack,” President Obama praised.
President Obama: Boston Bombing Press Conference
“We’ve closed an important chapter in this tragedy,” President Obama said. “[The terrorists] failed because the people of Boston refused to be intimidated.” He added, “They failed because we refuse to be terrorized.”
President Obama commended everyone for all the hard work they put into this investigation. He also paid tribute to all of the people who have been injured and lost their lives in the attacks and during the pursuit of the suspects.
Boston Bombing Investigation Continues
He also stressed that all the federal resources necessary have been sent and will continue to be sent to Boston to help with this investigation. He assured, “We’ll continute to do whatever we have to to keep our people safe.”
He also added that they will continue to aggressively investigate this case. “We will determine how this happened. We will investigate any associations that these terrorists may have had,” he said.
“All in all this has been a tough week, but we have seen the character of our country once more,” he said. “And as president, I’m confident that we have the courage and the resilience and the spirit to overcome these challenges and to go forward as one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and just for all.”
— Jenny Pickard