Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3rd District):
“The death of Osama bin Laden stands as our nation's most significant strike in the fight against al-Qaeda to date and a military victory unrivaled for decades. While we hear so much about what divides this country, there is no question that with this historic victory, America stands united, as one. We stand with the thousands who were killed in the tragedies of September 11, with the families who lost loved ones, and with the brave men and women of our military and intelligence community who fought and sacrificed to protect our nation and to bring this murderer to justice. We will never forget the pain and loss of that terrible day in 2001, but now, the world will always remember that when things seemed darkest, the United States of America never let up, never gave in, never stopped fighting until success was achieved -- just as we always have and as we will continue to do.”
Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-2nd District):
“I join the President and all Americans in gratitude to our armed forces and the intelligence community for the outstanding job they have done in bringing Osama Bin Laden to justice.
“Osama Bin Laden represented a threat to all those who stood for freedom and democracy around the world.
“I will continue to be thankful for our brave men and women in uniform who have sacrificed so much to ensure the safety of Americans and the freedom of our country.”
Congressman Ben Chandler (KY-6th District):
“As a member of the Intelligence Committee, I couldn’t be more proud of our intelligence community and our military today. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms. Nearly ten years after 9/11, I hope families affected by the tragedies of that day will receive some measure of closure. Although Osama bin Laden has been killed, we cannot forget that the threats he represented still remain--we have to keep our eye on the ball and continue to support our intelligence community and our military in this fight.”