Missouri’s senior senator, Claire McCaskill says Usama bin Laden’s death is “justice delivered” after ” long and very bad chapter in world history.” McCaskill is a member of the senate armed services committee.
Junior senator Roy Blunt calls the death “a major victory for America.” He says the death brings closure for all Americans who lost loved ones in the September, 2001 terrorist attacks. Blunt is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Congressman Todd Akin, the ranking member of a subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, says bin Laden’s death should be “a warning to would-be enemies of our country” and a “fitting conclusion to the criminal mind” behind the terrorist attacks of 2001.
Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, calls bin Laden’s death “the end of a 10-year search for justice” for the families of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Hartzler’s predecessor former Congressman Ike Skelton, who headed the House Armed Services committee or was its ranking member for many years, says he’s proud to know that the last thing bin Laden saw was “a trained, armed, ready and willing member of the United States military.” Skelton hopes bin Laden’s death has a “chilling effect” on other al Qaeda members “because they know they are next.”