Today, Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-NY) issued the following statement on the 1-year anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden:
"Last year's death of Osama Bin Laden brought long-awaited justice for the American people and the fulfillment of a promise made in the wreckage of the World Trade Center. However, one year later, we are no safer than we were that day from the looming threat of terrorism, and thus we must remain vigilant.
"The death of Bin Laden united our nation a year ago and as we move forward in the war on terror, it is important that that unity remains. Unfortunately, our president has used this as an opportunity to politicize the issue, instead of bringing us together and leading us forward as a strong force against those who wish to do us harm. The security of the United States isn't a Republican or Democratic issue. It's an American issue.
"As the terrorists become more creative and sophisticated, we must remain one step ahead of them. Our law enforcement and intelligence officers must continue to receive the tools and training they need, and our citizens must remain vigilant. Our troops must continue to receive our support and appreciation for their bravery and relentless commitment to fighting the war on terror throughout the globe.
"Today is not a day for celebration. Instead, today we should remember our loved ones lost on 9/11 and show our unwavering gratitude to those who brought a bit of justice to us one year ago, and to those who continue to put their lives on the line for the safety and security of our great nation. God Bless America."