16 Apr 2013 10:40 AM EST
-by Alex Mangini, Staff Writer; Image: Tagg Romney (Image Source: CNN Screenshot)
Boston businessman Tagg Romney addressed the Boston Marathon bombing today, passionately telling CNN that whoever executed the finish line explosion “messed with wrong people.”
“Bostonians are resilient. They’re going to come together. 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,” said Romney, the oldest son of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
“It’s such a cowardly act—whoever did this. Then you see the warmth of the first responders, and the people around who rushed to the scene. Such a contrast to their bravery,” he continued. “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.”
“It’s a wonderful state and family’s very strong here and I think this will actually end up bringing us closer together.”