(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden was on a conference call about legislation to combat gun violence Monday when he heard about the apparent bombings at the Boston Marathon.
"As I'm speaking here, they just turned on the television in my office and apparently there has been a bombing– I don't know any of the details of what caused it, who did it–I don't think it exists yet but our prayers are with those people in Boston who have suffered injuries," he said. "I don't know how many of them there are. I'm looking at it on television now."
Meanwhile, a White House official said the president has been notified of the explosions.
"His administration is in contact with state and local authorities. He directed his administration to provide whatever assistance is necessary in the investigation and response," the official said.
Shocking – my thoughts go out to the victims and their families.
Biden talks before our President, golf course? Sadly this would have not happened if Holder-Obama had allowed the Agency to have its nice little chats with a comfy bench and bucket of nice cool water At Club Gitmo.
Lexington and Concord
Maybe we shold Ban Explosive Devices.... Ohhhhhh wait,, they already are banned
Who would do such a senseless thing?
you go, joe!
Perhaps is was a shot gun blast, Joe.
We need to ban explosive devices now......
Wish you were there POS.
Bidden said this whole thing in Boston could have been stopped if someone shot a shotgun 2 times in the air.
"If this happens, just go to the safe and get out your bombs....assemble them...activate them, then take them out on your deck and set two of them off to let the bombers know you mean business." -Joe Biden-
Facts are, in this day, it could be ANYTHING. Lets wait for the PROFESSIONALs to give us some info.
Vice president came to know about an attack from TV? What the hell is going on with this country? Does Obama know still or will he find from Twitter?
I don't understand people's cruelty toward innocent people. If you have a political statement, make it. Random bombs and shootings are the work of f'k'n cowards.
How could anybody do this!!!!
Not exactly an inspirer of confidence is he?
Bombs should be illegal....oh wait, they are. Guess a background check would have mattered then.
Nice comparison ... we can put a stop to this kind of violence by banning guns ... or at least restricting magazine size.
Biden and Obama, Feinstein, Schumer, Bloomberg and others will pass laws banning all bombs. Time to play Marlon Brando saying "the horror, the horror."
What, Biden didn't tell them they should of been firing double barreled shotguns at the finish line to keep bad guys away?
More cowards in the comments than setting up explosive devices. Stop turning this into a political thing, try to act human and keep it on subject for a change. People just died within the last hour.
Just ask Joe....if the runners would have all had a shotgun, they would have been fine
Not to take away from the victims, but this just shows that crazies will do crazy things no matter what the laws are.
Nice how the Obama / Biden haters go straight to them without any sincere comments about the dead and suffering. Real humanists. Get a life.
It was them North Koreans!!.. 911 all over again...