Rep. Peter King says he’s not convinced that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is telling the truth when he reportedly told investigators that he and his brother acted alone in setting off two fatal bombs at last week’s Boston Marathon.
“That seems to be the story, but I don’t see how we can accept that” now, said Mr. King on CNN’s “Starting Point” Wednesday. “It may end up being true, but here’s a person who was a mass murder, a person who can barely speak at all. I don’t see why he’d be giving up any accomplices they have or talk about any connection his brother may have had.
“He was saying he acted alone and his brother (Tamerlan) acted alone, I think it’s much too early to accept that,” the New York Republican said.
Mr. King, who is a member of the House Homeland Security and intelligence committees, said the next step in the investigation is to “follow every possible lead.”
“This is an investigation that I think will go on for days, weeks and months,” he said. Investigators must “drill down on every aspect, all their contacts.”