Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in response to last night's successful capture of the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing:
"Today, our country owes our deepest sense of gratitude to the courageous and dedicated law enforcement teams who brought a swift end to this terrible act of terror. Thanks to their tireless efforts the victims, their families, and the people of Boston can begin to recover from this tragedy.
"Because of the cooperation between law enforcement and local citizens, the second perpetrator of this brutal attack is in custody. As Members of Congress, we will do our part to support the ongoing investigation and response efforts to ensure our citizens are protected and that justice is done.
"No words can console the families who lost loved ones in Monday's bombing and its aftermath. In the days ahead, we will ensure that every step we take honors and reflects the strength, perseverance, and resilience defined by the people of Boston."