Congressman Francisco "Quico" Canseco (TX-23) released the following statement in reaction to news of the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden:
"News that Osama bin Laden, the terrorist leader of al Qaeda, has been killed marks a momentous victory in our ongoing fight against terrorism. Today, America sent a message to those who seek to do harm onto our nation - you will be brought to justice.
We owe debt of gratitude to the men and women in our armed forces who have been relentlessly pursuing bin Laden and made this day possible. Although Osama bin Laden is dead, his ideology of hate and evil did not die with him. The struggle against terrorism and radical Islam continues. We must remain vigilant in our efforts to protect Americans at home and abroad. "