Details On President Obama’s Plans For Boston Speech

President Barack Obama landed in Boston Thursday morning where he will speak at an interfaith service honoring the victims of Monday’s bombing. According to press pool reports, White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest gave reporters on Air Force One some details about Obama’s speech, which he said the president worked on this morning.

“You can expect that he will, in his remarks, offer his condolences on behalf of the First Lady and his family. But also on behalf of the American people, to the people of Boston,” Earnest said. “At the same time he will reiterate his confidence in the resilience in the people of Boston and remind the American people that the way the people of Boston responded to this terror attacks represents who we are as a country.”

Earnest also said, while in Boston, Obama will meet with first responders and families affected by the bombings. Obama was joined on his flight to Boston by Senator William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. John Tierney (D-MA), Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA), Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA), Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), and Vicki Kennedy, the wife of the late Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA). 

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