Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the heinous bombing at the Boston Marathon:
"I know I speak for all North Dakotans when I say our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of today's bombings at the Boston Marathon. A number of North Dakotans were participating in the race, and we continue to pray for their safety, as well as the safety of all the participants and spectators of the Marathon.
"While it hard for us to imagine the kind of callousness necessary to so recklessly maim and kill innocents at such a wholesome event, we will not rest until the person or persons responsible for this tragedy are brought to justice.
"On behalf of Mikey, myself and the people of North Dakota, we extend our condolences to the families who lost loved ones, and our sympathy to those who were injured."