POSTED: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 8:57am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 9:01am
Washington D.C. — U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor today following Monday’s deadly terror attacks in Boston, MA.
“Yesterday afternoon, we were reminded that America faces determined enemies willing to engage in barbaric acts against innocent civilians, men, women, and children.
We still don't know who is responsible for this terrible atrocity, but we do know that the people of Boston responded to this attack with courage and compassion. As the smoke rose, the American people saw their fellow citizens running toward, not away, but toward, the scene of the blast.
In fact, in the immediate aftermath of the bombings, so many people rushed to donate blood that the Red Cross literally had to turn them away.
Our response to this attack must be firm and unequivocal. We must send a clear message that we will never compromise our value or our freedom in the face of terrorist violence. We must stay on the offensive against the enemies of civilization and remain vigilant in our day-to-day lives. The victims of Boston deserve nothing less.”