(CNSNews.com) - The first words out of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's mouth at a Tuesday morning press conference in Boston were praise for her fellow Democrat, President Barack Obama.
"The President of the United States has pledged his full support in all efforts to keep the city safe and to find the person who did this and bring them to justice. We did not have to reach out to the president. The president reached out to us," Warren said at the news conference updating the investigation into the terror attack at the Boston Marathon.
"He called the governor, he called the mayor, he called the members of the (congressional) delegation, because the president is actively involved here and responding."
Warren, speaking on behalf of the Mass. congressional delegation, thanked the first responders and volunteers who saved lives when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon.
She did not mention the victims at all. Three people died, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 170 were injured, some gravely.
Warren joined other Massachusetts officials in saying that "Boston will survive."
President Obama spoke briefly about the explosions in Boston on Monday evening, but he did not call it terrorism at that time.
"We still do not know who did this or why. And people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. But make no mistake -- we will get to the bottom of this. And we will find out who did this; we'll find out why they did this. Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice," Obama said.
Speaking on MSNBC, Obama's former adviser David Axelrod explained that Obama didn't immediately call the attack terrorism because "it was tax day."
"I'm sure what was going through the president's mind is, we really don't know who did this -- it was tax day," Axelrod said.