Legislators react to bin Laden's death
Here’s what some legislators who represent our area had to say about the death of Osama bin Laden:
U.S. Senator Richard Burr, R-N.C.
“The death of Osama Bin Laden marks the culmination of the greatest manhunt ever undertaken by American forces. This is a major development in our fight against terrorism and proves our resolve to hold accountable those who harm American citizens, but we must remain vigilant and not lose focus on the overall mission and our goal of eradicating terrorist threats. There still remains a dire threat posed by Bin Laden’s followers and the seeds of hate he planted across the globe, and while we are immensely grateful for this victory, our work is far from over.”
U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, R-6th
“The manhunt that had attracted worldwide attention for a long time has finally ended satisfactorily. He got what was coming to him.”
“I regret that is could not have happened earlier. I think in times gone by he should have been captured earlier. I don’t mean to be blaming President Clinton, but I am told that he was within our grasp, but that’s for another day. He’s gone now, and hopefully, the people who lost loved ones on that dismally sad day … can finally bring closure to it.
U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell, D-8th
“This marks a great step in our war on terror. Those who threaten the life and freedom of American citizens, both here and across the globe, will be found and brought to justice. I want to thank the brave men and women of our armed services for never wavering in their mission to protect our nation and way of life. The families of those lost on 9/11 and all of the soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice will forever remain in our prayers. God bless the United States of America.”
U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.
“I join all Americans in praise for the Special Forces who finally brought down this mass murderer. The long hunt for the terrorist behind the September 11 attacks, killer of nearly 3,000 Americans, is over. I hope this news can bring some peace to our 9/11 families who have waited almost 10 years for bin Laden’s demise. It is a good night for America and the world.”
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