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Statement by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass on Death of Osama Bin Laden


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement regarding the death of Osama Bin Laden:

"The death of Osama bin Laden will never bring closure to the families who suffered because of his cruelty, but I hope it will provide comfort to the fathers and mothers, daughters and sons who continue to grieve for lost loved ones.

"Under the leadership of our Commander in Chief President Obama, the citizen soldiers of our Armed Forces and their families who continue to make sacrifices to keep our nation safe are at the forefront of my mind. A new generation of great Americans has made it their mission to bring this mastermind of evil to justice. Today belongs to the many quiet heroes who work to protect all of us.

"This is a milestone in our pursuit against terrorists and those who wish to perpetrate acts of inhumanity against innocent people. Our vigilance continues, but our hope for a better day absent these threats remains.

"President Obama has never wavered in the mission to bring Osama bin Laden to justice. Despite the challenges at home, he has pursued this objective without stop and today, we thank our President for his leadership in defense of our nation.

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