Boehner: 'We're Going to Live With Terrorism for a Long, Long Time'
House Speaker John Boehner appeared exclusively on America's Newsroom on Monday to weigh in on last Monday's Boston Marathon bombing, telling Bill Hemmer what he believes should happen to 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is in serious but stable condition and recovering in a Boston area hospital.
In response to whether or not he believes FBI officials "dropped the ball" in 2011 and 2012 when it came to following up on intel received on the elder brother suspected in the bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Boehner said, "I think it's way too early to make that determination." He also praised the law enforcement's response over the last week, adding that Congressional leaders are pooling all their information together and an answer will eventually be reached to the former question.
As horrible as it was for those involved in and those watching the fallout of the devastating act, Boehner said, "it was also clearly another American moment, reminding [us] that terrorism is something that we're going to live with for a long, long time to come, and second when these events happen, America pulls together..."
Boehner also didn't tip his hand as to whether or not he believes Tsarnaev should be deemed an "enemy combatant," saying that the primary concern right now should be 'getting as much information as we can' from him.