Congressman André Carson released the following statement in response to President Obama's announcement Sunday night that the U.S. military killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan:
"Osama bin Laden's death is welcome news for our nation and for those who stand with the United States in its efforts to crush al Qaeda and defeat terrorism. I commend President Obama for his leadership and salute the intelligence community and our men and women in uniform for tracking down bin Laden and bringing him to justice."
"Too many Americans have lived since 9/11 without a mother, father, or child because of bin Laden. I hope and pray these families find some comfort knowing that the man responsible for so much death has finally received what he deserved."
"All Americans should rest assured that this, in no way, lessens our vigilance or diminishes our resolve to track down terrorist elements globally that threaten our country and our way of life."