U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II issued the following statement regarding the tragic attack in Boston this afternoon:
"The Boston Marathon is a time-honored tradition that brings people together from across the globe. Today's tragedy was not just an attack against the United States, but against all peace-loving nations. As we begin to understand the cause of this terrible attack, we must hold the evildoers accountable to the fullest extent of the law. For now, let us remain focused in thought and prayer on the victims and their families during this incredibly difficult time."