Congressman Steve Scalise today released the following statement after it was announced that Osama bin Laden has been killed.
"The confirmation that Osama bin Laden has been killed is a great victory for our military troops who have been in and around Iraq and Afghanistan fighting to defend the freedoms that we hold dear," Scalise said. "While there are still those around the world who wish to do us harm, this news marks a critical and victorious milestone in the ongoing war on terror. The killing of Osama bin Laden closes an important chapter in the war on terror, and while we celebrate the heroic efforts of our men and women in uniform, we also remember the brave souls who gave their lives to get us to this point. We will never forget the horrific events of September 11, 2001, and we will continue fighting to preserve our freedoms and protect America from those who wish to do us harm."