WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) issued the following statement today regarding the news that U.S. forces have killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
“The news that so many Americans have been waiting for since September 11, 2001, has finally come: Osama bin Laden is dead.
“Words cannot adequately express how proud I am of the brave American warriors and intelligence officers who helped deliver justice yesterday. They, along with all servicemen and women serving our great nation, deserve the praise and appreciation of every American. I also congratulate President Obama and his administration for this important victory.
"I stand with Americans from coast to coast who are celebrating this news, while remembering the victims of the attack that changed the world on that September day. As the President rightly stated in his address to the nation, America did not start this war. But thanks to the resolve of the American spirit and the heroism of our fighting forces, this war will end on our terms: in victory over terror in the name of peace and freedom for all."