Hoeven Statement on the Killing of Osama Bin Laden by U.S. Operatives in Pakistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement Sunday night in response to the killing of Osama Bin Laden by U.S. military operatives in Pakistan.

             “The killing of Osama bin Laden by a small team of U.S. operatives in Pakistan brings to an end the unrelenting effort to bring one of the world’s most infamous terrorists to justice. On September 11, the American people were unified in both their horror and grief of the tragic events in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, and also in their resolve to see those responsible held accountable for their actions. Today marks the fulfillment of that sacred commitment. 

            “We owe an extra debt of gratitude to America’s military and intelligence forces, who never yielded in their determination to secure justice for the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who perished on September 11, 2001. We have made clear to the entire world that the United State will not rest until those who use terror and deliberate violence against innocents feel the full force of American justice.”