Washington, D.C. – Congressman C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger (D-MD), Ranking Member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), released the following statement about the killing of Al-Qaeda and terrorist leader Osama bin Laden:
“Osama bin Laden was a terrorist leader who was responsible for killing thousands of innocent Americans—moms, dads, brothers, sisters, friends and loved ones. 9/11 changed America forever.
Today, the United States took extraordinary steps and killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. This is a great day for America. Bin Laden was a threat to the United States and a threat to the world. Bin Laden had the blood of thousands of people on his hands. Justice has now been done.
The military and intelligence professionals who risk their lives every day to track terrorists like bin Laden deserve our praise. They have been working tirelessly for a long time tracking this ruthless terrorist, never taking their eye off the ball. A grateful nation says thank you.”