Speaking from the White House Tuesday, press secretary Josh Earnest said there is no justification for terrorism in response to expression. He made a similar statement yesterday in response the terror attack on a Muhammed cartoon exhibit in Texas on Sunday.
"There is no act of expression, even if it's an offensive expression, that can justify an act of terrorism or even an act of violence," Earnest said. "There is no room in our society, and it certainly doesn't reflect a commitment to universal human rights, to try to use an act of expression to justify an act of terrorism."
"There is no justification for an act of violence and an attempted act of terrorism like the one that we saw," he continued.
The terror attack is being investigated by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier today ISIS publicly took responsibility for the attack.