April 16th, 2013
03:30 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden vows justice for Boston attack

Washington (CNN) – Echoing similar remarks earlier in the day from President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden vowed Tuesday to "get to the bottom" of Monday's terror attack at the Boston Marathon.

"We don't have any hard information yet," Biden said on his way to an event on Capitol Hill. "But I can assure we will find out who did it and bring them to justice."

Asked whether there was a sense among investigators of whether the attack originated from a foreign or domestic perpetrator, Biden said, "Not yet."

Biden was on Capitol Hill for the dedication of a room to Gabe Zimmerman, the aide to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was killed in the 2011 Tucson shooting.


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  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Can we stop with all the "we will get justice" lines now? We know that once someone isfound, there will be a trial. I think more people would like to know why it was done at this point.

    April 16, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  2. Guest

    Like in Benghazi, right Joe Blow?

    April 16, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  3. Fair is Fair

    Hope we get a more timely resolution than we did for Benghazi, Biden. The same thing was said then. It's been 7 months.....

    April 16, 2013 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  4. The Real Tom Paine

    -Guest

    Like in Benghazi, right Joe Blow?
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    Its amazing that nothing seems to give some people joy more than a tragedy. People died on the streets of Boston yesterday, and some sickos can't wait to start dancing around and pointing fingers because their lives have no meaning without hatred.

    April 16, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  5. Michigan patriot

    Exactly, we have heard these words before. Did they get to the bottom of what really happened in Benghazi? Brave americans were killed, and we don't know who did it, how it happened, and did they bring anybody responsible to justice? I don't believe a word that these people say.

    April 16, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "Hope we get a more timely resolution than we did for Benghazi, Biden. The same thing was said then. It's been 7 months....."

    Took 10 years and a new POTUS to kill OBL and the man qho accomplished it was Obama, so I'm gonna go ahead and trust his will to see justice done a little more than a man and a party who saw fit to push for war in a country entirely unrelated to the 9/11 attacks as their way of responding to them. You can shut up any time now with your Benghazi this Benghazi that nonense dance. It's getting you nowhere.

    April 16, 2013 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  7. The Real Tom Paine

    -Michigan patriot

    Exactly, we have heard these words before. Did they get to the bottom of what really happened in Benghazi? Brave americans were killed, and we don't know who did it, how it happened, and did they bring anybody responsible to justice? I don't believe a word that these people say.
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    In the midst of mourning, it this the best the Right can say? Pathetic.

    April 16, 2013 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  8. Durundal

    quite frankly, most of you people are a blemish on the freedom of speech. Grow up and show some freakin compassion instead of catering to your cloak and dagger delusions

    April 16, 2013 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "We know that once someone isfound, there will be a trial."

    Tell that to the people in Gitmo that the GOP/Teatrolls won't let us try and whle we're at it, let's all thank the GOP/Teatrolls for preventing trials in civil courts that would prove we are unafraid of these people and that we have faith in our own justice system that it will get the job done. But no, the GOP/Teatrolls won't let that happen, and I can guarantee you they will try to make that an issue in this situation as well, which only tells the world that all of our bluster about freedom, liberty and justice comes with a giant caveat that we only believe those things when it's convenient or politically expedient. Cowards.

    April 16, 2013 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  10. The Real Tom Paine

    An eight year old boy lies dead, his sister lost a leg, his mother suffered brain damage, and there are two other victims and their families, not to mention all the injured. All we hear today are references to Benghazi and idiotic conspiracy theories. Give it a rest, and show some respect.

    April 16, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "In the midst of mourning, it this the best the Right can say? "

    So far, today, the day after a massive tragedy, the right has treated us to the following (paraphrasing):

    "We should go back to the drawing board and delay immigration reform because this reminds us how damgerous they are" – Steve King (R-IA)

    "Obama has led us back to the complacency in terms of national security that existed right before 9/11 and so he's partly at fault for this" – Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    "Ooooh, he finally acknowledged that terrorism exists" – We can all thank the MSM for playing to the radicalized right wing and their political interests for this little tidbit of stupid

    "Blah blah Benghazi" – Every idiot Teatroll whose only source of information that they are willing to believe, because it's what they want to hear, is Faux News and Red State/WND/Drudge, et al.

    "Herpa derpa gun control" – see "Blah blah Benghazi"

    Next up: "I suppose now the leftists are going to want background checks for pressure cookers."

    Even the TX Attorney General, Greg Abbott, decided that today would be a great day to tell people in Waco, TX that "Democrats are a greater threat to TX than North Korea." They can't help themselves. They set a course to radicalize their base, tied a cement block to their clown car's gas pedal and then cut the break lines.

    April 16, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  12. Babyboomer

    While I understand the frustration of some poster regarding Benghazi and the fact that no one has been "Brought to justice" for that tragedy yet. However, I seem to recall that it took 10 years to get Bin Laden and an entirely different President to do it. How quickly we forget.

    Has it ever occurred to anyone that maybe if everyone who (for whatever reasons) can't stand our President would quick spewing venom some of the not so stable people around us wouldn't go to these extremes. People need to grow up and stop the hating.

    April 16, 2013 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  13. Babyboomer

    While I understand the frustration of some posters regarding Benghazi and the fact that no one has been "brought to justice" for that tragedy, I seem to recall that it took 10 years to get Bin Laden and an entirely different President to do it. How quickly we forget.

    Has it ever occurred to anyone that maybe if everyone who (for whatever reasons) can't stand our President would quite spewing venom some of the not so stable people around us wouldn't go to these extremes. People need to grow up and stop the hating and calm this thing down before it gets any worse. Those of us who believe in prayer, pray for peace, please pray for peace...

    April 16, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  14. Patrick in Wisconsin

    Conservatives, why do you continue to nit-pick at the whole Bengazi thing? You guys whine day and night (I swear) about four Americans being dragged through the streets (which didn't happen, but since when have you known the facts) and don't even shudder when 23 children are slaughtered in the school, as if you're claiming they're a necessary sacrifice to the beloved Second (which you didn't even read)? America will continue to look down upon you until you wake up and become an intelligent member of society. Until then, cheers.

    April 16, 2013 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  15. Lynda/Minnesota

    Nothing like a national tragedy to bring out unity in right wing America.

    So, GOPer guys and gals ... who you all for? Them or us?

    I would suggest that it's comments such as what the right wing is spewing that keeps terrorism running full speed ahead, but my suggestion would only fall on it's face with zero value input. I've never seen so many so willing to... well, to glorify acts of terrorism against Americans by pointing fingers at everyone BUT the terrorist who did the dirty deed, regardless of where that terrorist might originally call "home".

    April 16, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  16. Sensible right

    Look folks, im a republican and did not vote for Obama. But he is our president and during times of tragedy, especially when there are terroristic acts involved, we need to step up in support of our leaders as they attempt to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
    The dead and the maimed in Boston deserve nothing less. So please, stop with the non-stop anti-Obama rhetoric....it makes you look like fools, non-caring, and non-patriotic.

    April 16, 2013 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  17. sonny chapman

    We can at least rule out Bin Laden & his courier...but then, we never DID SEE the PICTURES !!

    April 16, 2013 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |