Congressman Tim Huelskamp, who represents the First District of Kansas, issued the following statement upon hearing that Osama bin Laden had been killed by American forces:
"Almost ten years ago, America was attacked by those who despise liberty and freedom. Last night, we received word that the mastermind of the horror perpetuated on America is dead. This victory is a testament to the skill and persistence of American military and intelligence operations."
"While we have much to celebrate, it is important to keep in mind that there are still those who want to see America weakened or destroyed. America must remain steadfast in Her resolve and committed to defending Her freedom both at home and abroad."
"The events of September 11 will be forever etched in the minds and hearts of all Americans. Today, justice has been served. May it be a step toward healing the wounds of families of patriots who have sacrificed their lives in pursuit of freedom."