McConnell calls Boston explosions an 'act of terror'; Says complacency prior to 9/11 has returned

04/16/2013 09:56 AM

Two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday – Patriots Day in the city of Boston – killing three people and injuring more than 150 on-lookers.

On Tuesday Republican Minority Floor Leader U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to assure Americans that the Nation, “will face this sad reality head on. And show the world that America does not cower in the face of it.”

As the FBI, ATF, and countless authorities continue to comb the streets of Boston for clues, and figure out who caused the blasts McConnell reminded his Senate colleagues of the easy-going attitudes prior to the Terrorist Attacks on New York and Washington D.C. on September 11, 2001.

“With the passage of time, however, and the vigilant efforts of our military, intelligence and law enforcement professionals, I think it’s safe to say that, for many, the complacency that prevailed prior to September 11th has returned. And so we are newly reminded that serious threats to our way of life remain. And today, again, we recommit ourselves to the fight against terrorism at home, and abroad,” McConnell said.

McConnell who has had his battles with President Obama reiterated his statements of unity amongst the political parties.

“The two parties stand united today in our deepest sympathy for all of those who were affected first-hand by these heinous attacks — and in our unshakeable resolve to bring those responsible, and any others who are contemplating acts like this, to justice.”

Monday evening President Obama addressed the Nation on television asking people to avoid jumping to conclusions about who and why the bombings occurred, but assuring that responsible parties would be dealt with accordingly.

“Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice,” Obama said.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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