Charlie Hebdo: President Obama Condemns 'Cowardly,' 'Evil' Paris Attacks

The U.S. government swiftly condemned today's attack on the satirical newspaper.

“For us to see the kind of cowardly, evil attacks that took place today, I think reinforces once again why it’s so important for us to stand in solidarity with them just as they stand in solidarity with us,” he said.

Earlier today, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the U.S. would be working with its French counterparts to determine exactly who was behind the shooting, and what the motivation was.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the “murderous” attack on Charlie Hebdo, which had most recently received notoriety for publishing characters of the prophet Mohamed.

“The murderers dared proclaim, ‘Charlie Hebdo is dead.’ But, make no mistake. They are wrong… no matter what your feelings were about it, the freedom of expression that it represented is not able to be killed by this kind of act of terror,” Kerry said.