Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Public Statements

Ruppersberger Releases Statement on the Death of Anwar al-Awlaki


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on the death of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen.

"This is a great day for America. This is the second biggest blow to Al-Qaeda since September 11th, 2001, right behind the elimination of Osama Bin Laden. Anwar al-Awlaki was an extremely dangerous, charismatic leader who actively recruited and inspired people to murder innocent Americans using hate-filled media messages.

Al-Awlaki was behind several high-profile attacks including the failed attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas Day in 2009 and U.S. bound cargo planes in 2010. Al-Awlaki has now been removed from the battlefield. This is a major accomplishment.

I applaud our intelligence professionals who work tirelessly, around the clock and around the world, to keep us safe. Al-Qaeda should be on notice. If you come after Americans and try to kill us, we will come after you and bring you to justice."

Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Back to top