WASHINGTON, DC ( release) – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) today released the following statement following announcement that the United States has killed and retrieved the body of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.
"As a Representative of New York State, today's news is particularly personal. On September 11, 2001, one of our state's great cities was attacked and thousands of our fellow citizens were killed. It has been 10 years since Al Qaeda attacked our homeland. Yesterday, the man responsible, the face of the global war on terror, was killed and America is safer for it. The death of Osama Bin Laden is a victory for the United States and a testament to our resolve. I thank all Americans serving in our military and our intelligence community for their tireless and courageous work. I commend President Obama and his national security team for ensuring that justice is served."