WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about the Boston Marathon tragedy Wednesday at a House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing.
The former Mass. senator got emotional as he talked about the tragedy:
“It’s been possible for me to express my sadness and my anger frankly over those terrible events. It’s just hard to believe that a Patriot’s Day holiday, which is normally such time of festivities, turned into bloody mayhem. But I know how resilient Bostonians are, and I think a lot of you do despite the fact that it took us 86 years to win a pennant. I’ve talked this week with friends and family up there as recently as this morning. And the granddaughter of a very, very close supporter and friend of mine through all of political career is fighting to keep both of her legs. The, you know, Boston is not going to be intimidated by this, but we’re going to find out who did this. And the police work being done is extraordinary. The FBI is remarkable. There is great deal of forensic evidence and we’re hopeful that we can bring people to to justice.”
Investigators looking into the bombing have gotten more than 2,000 tips from around the world.
They say no connection has been made to any terrorist group or individual.