Rep. Calvert released the following statement on the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden:
"Justice has finally been delivered for the 2,977 lives lost on September 11, 2001 and for the over 4,000 combat deaths in the global war on terror. Today is also a testament to the determination and professionalism of our military and the intelligence community: for nearly ten years they have pursued bin Laden and other high value targets in al Qaeda and never once did they waiver in either their faith in the mission or that it would be accomplished. Our deepest gratitude goes out to all those who were involved in this operation and especially the American forces that carried out the raid and killed Osama bin Laden.
"The celebrations around the nation reflect the deep sense of pride in our military, our country, our way of life and the absolute rejection of the violence and hatred of bin Laden and all terrorist organizations. Today we remember that what binds us together as Americans will always be stronger than our differences and that we will go to any length to protect our inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."