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Ga Rep. Sanford Bishop: ‘Our country and I stand with the city of Boston’

April 19, 2013 at 7:38 am

 

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (R-Ga) released a statement on Tuesday sending his “thoughts and prayers” to all residents of Boston while praising the response teams and civilians for their courage and kindness.

“My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Boston as they, and our nation, cope with the aftermath of the bombings at the Boston Marathon,” said Bishop in a press release. “America’s willingness to stay strong in the face of terror was evidenced yesterday, not only by the immediate reaction of police and first responders to the scene, but also by the numerous heartwarming acts of kindness exhibited by residents of Boston directly following yesterday’s acts of violence.”

It is still unknown who is behind the Boston Marathon bombings, but the authorities established it was a terrorist attack and have begun a “worldwide investigation.

At this point, three people are dead and 176 injured. The two bombs went off Monday, right before 3 p.m. on Boston’s 238th annual Patriot’s Day at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon.

“The bombing in Boston reminds us that it is our duty to remain vigilant against threats of terrorism against the United States, especially because we are repeatedly reminded that the lives of families and innocents are in danger,” said Bishop. “Our country and I stand with the city of Boston as the authorities work towards uncovering and bringing to justice those responsible for this tragic incident.”

Congressman Bishop represents Georgia’s 2nd congressional district.

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