Tagg Romney: They messed with the wrong people
April 16th, 2013
08:29 AM ET
7 years ago

Tagg Romney: They messed with the wrong people

(CNN) – The perpetrator of Monday's terror bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon "messed with the wrong people," Tagg Romney asserted in an interview Tuesday.

"It's such a cowardly act, whoever did this," said Romney, the oldest son of 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. "Then you see the warmth of the first responders, and the people around who rushed to the scene. Such a contrast to their bravery. It just really is a family event. And it's the best of Boston. It's wonderful to see how people have been responding and how people are pulling together."

Romney said he was at Fenway Park with his children watching the Red Sox, and had hopped in a cab moments before the duel explosions which left three dead and scores injured.

"It's such a horrifying and sickening event and it's so sad for the city," he said on CNN's "Starting Point."

A point of light, he said, is that "Bostonians are resilient."

"They're going to come together," he continued. "They messed with the wrong people. There's going to be a period of grief, I'm sure there will be some anger. And we're going to want to figure out how to keep this from happening again. Not just here but all over the country."

Tagg Romney, who lives in in the metro Boston area, was a key adviser to his father during last year's presidential campaign. He's the founder of Solamere Capital, a Boston-based investment firm.

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soundoff (93 Responses)
  1. Larry L

    We will not rely on a small, inneffective federal government to hunt down and kill the terrorists who committed this act. We need a government with significant capabilities and a leadership that pulls together. If terrorists hide in a place secure from capture we may need to kill them with a drone attack. We should and we would.These things become clear in scenarios outside of the mindless rhetoric and posturing of politics.

    April 16, 2013 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  2. Pete

    What are yah gonna do Tagg beat somebody up like the threatening of Pres.Obama after he trashed your father on a national debate..Tagg go back and check your bookkeepers handling your Cayman accounts someone might be schimming some money there and I hope its a lot!!

    April 16, 2013 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    I like the spirit there Tadd. All the more grateful that I'm glad your dad lost the election. You know those first responders that you're praising, well they're part of the 47% who your dad disenfranchised.

    April 16, 2013 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  4. nothing new here

    Yes, I agree.
    These perpetrators need to be brought to justice, the sooner the better.
    More importantly, we need to start making an example of what the consequences of terrorism should be – mandatory life incarceration, at least.
    No more of this locking up potsmokers and petty criminals – enough already. We have homegrown terrorists that need to be dealt with, and we need to start insisting that our government officials start getting their priorities in line.

    April 16, 2013 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  5. Cephus

    Thanks Tagg! There won't be no hiding place for those crooks! Whether in caves or mansions we will find you then we are going to dance cantata with you

    April 16, 2013 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  6. Donkey Party

    This, coming from someone who has never had to fight for anything in their lives.

    April 16, 2013 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  7. GI Joe

    If it WAS a Saudi, it was a Bush family friend, I'm sure of that.

    April 16, 2013 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  8. rs

    I suppose in content, I agree with Mr. Romney. In the end whoever committed these acts will be caught and justice will be done. However, what I do object to is Mr. Romney as spokesperson. He is another in a long line of Republican plutocrats who will not dirty their hands in defense of our nation, or in pursuing these animals. Like Cheney, and others of the past administration, Romney likes to talk tough- and commit others to do what he desires. Meanwhile Romney's party guts the BATF, and sees to it that police and firemen lose their jobs (ideologically because they are "union"). Actions speak louder than words, perhaps Mr. Romney can repossess the culprits' home or car, or raise their interest rate at the very least.

    April 16, 2013 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  9. jpmichigan

    Seems to me that more than Mexican get across, our under secured boarders. Or they are home grown terrorist, like the one in Texas who was in the Armed Forces. We need MORE National Security plans not less. Why does an act of EVIL get so much Political play, both parties are to blame? Look at OBAMAS sequester.

    April 16, 2013 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  10. Scout

    Yeah, have your servant wash your feet and tell as all about it, Tagg.

    April 16, 2013 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  11. Pete

    @GI Joe,remember too buddy both Bushs at one time worked for Carlyle Corporation a firm owned by BinLadens father in NewYork. That's why you'd never see a Bush kill his son because both also worked along side of BinLaden as well..Small world isn't it when all these crooks all worked together and after 9/11 Bushs own jet carried all the BinLaden family members out of this country again back to Saudi Arabia,check out the FAA records for that day right after 9/11 because only one passenger jet was airborne in this countries skies and it was Bushs,enough said about that murderer as well!!

    April 16, 2013 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  12. lottie

    who gives a crap what tag has to say it was the 47% that where injured and died, God bless Boston.

    April 16, 2013 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  13. apetra

    George W. Bush kept the country safe after 9/11.

    Under Obama, with Fort Hood, Benghazi, and a number of domestic close calls, and now the Boston Massacre, it's becoming clear we're not as safe.

    Elections have consequences.

    April 16, 2013 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  14. Bill

    This clown talks like a fat man. What are you going to do, go punch them in the nose, as you threatened to do to the president in the fall election.

    April 16, 2013 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  15. er

    Right on Tagg!

    April 16, 2013 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  16. Fair is Fair

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I don't want to speculate, but I'm about 60% convinced the Boston bombing was conducted by a 2nd Amendment right wing nut. They know the gun debate is the week, and they will go to any length to distract attention from the gun debate. Just a theory.
    I don't want to speculate, but I'm about 95% sure that based on your track record, you're wrong again. Just a theory.

    April 16, 2013 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  17. Peace

    Why is Tagg saying now and didn't say anything when the killing in Newtown happened? Are not both, brutal killing of innocent people?

    April 16, 2013 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  18. Al-NY,NY

    thanks there Tugg (intentional). You're a real tough guy aren't you? You threaten to punch Obama when he tells the truth about daddy but you don't like it......So what are you going to do? Are you going to sign up and participate? Or will you just sit back and posture like typical GOP chicken hawk war mongers????

    April 16, 2013 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  19. Thomas

    Tagg Romney , is he running for office ?

    April 16, 2013 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  20. jack

    This was a pretty useless piece. These words have been said by just about everyone, although as true as they are, coming from him serves no purpose. How about Tagg, you learn first aid or something so that God forbid, if something else happens, you could than respond and actually help out the community. Or how about like the people I saw on the news who were trying to get to the hospitals to give blood. In your big interview, you did'nt even ask "What can I do to help?"

    April 16, 2013 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  21. ladyjag

    Could be wrong, could be right, but I think this is someone from our country, remember Oklahoma, it was from within, this is probably from within also. It is a shame that people are so unhappy, you live in the best country in the world, but you would wreck havic. If you don't like this place i give you permission to leave.

    April 16, 2013 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  22. Wake up People!

    @Donkey Party and rs.....

    Exactly!! Awesome comments, both of you!

    April 16, 2013 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  23. The Real Tom Paine

    At a time like this, there is no Right, No Left, no liberals, no conservatives, no moderates, no Democrats, no Republicans....just Americans. Lets get the SOBs responsible.

    April 16, 2013 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  24. Jeb2016 - We owe it to the Bushes to give them another shot at bringing down the country

    We don't know who did this awful act, and may not know for a long time, maybe ever.

    That being said, I would not be surprised if the person who did the act voted for Tadd's daddy.

    April 16, 2013 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  25. Fair is Fair

    The Real Tom Paine

    At a time like this, there is no Right, No Left, no liberals, no conservatives, no moderates, no Democrats, no Republicans....just Americans. Lets get the SOBs responsible.
    Amen to that.

    April 16, 2013 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
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