Florida lawmakers are reacting to the deadly bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Governor Rick Scott
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Boston. I've asked the Florida Division of Emergency Management to be on standby to provide any assistance needed to help first responders on the ground in Boston. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement also stands ready to provide any support services needed. As a husband, father and grandfather, today’s events remind us all of how fragile life is and how important it is for us to keep our communities safe. Tonight, our state stands in support of all those impacted by the Boston bombings. We hope those responsible are swiftly brought to justice – and peace and safety is quickly restored.”
U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland
“The Boston Marathon is a time-honored tradition that brings people together from across the globe. Today’s tragedy was not just an attack against the United States, but against all peace-loving nations. As we being to understand the cause of this terrible attack, we must hold the evildoers accountable to the fullest extent of the law. For now, let us remained focused in thought and prayer on the victims and their families during this incredibly difficult time.”
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, the brave first responders who rushed to the scene to help others and the entire city of Boston. For decades, the Boston Marathon has brought together people from all over the world in the pursuit of athletic excellence, a sense of accomplishment and to raise money for many worthy causes. I am disturbed and saddened that anyone would ruin this day of celebration by targeting innocent people and murdering them in cold blood. Once it is determined who is responsible, justice must be served to the fullest extent possible.”