Statement from Congressman David Rivera on Osama bin Laden’s Death



For Immediate Release

Statement from Congressman David Rivera on Osama bin Laden’s Death

Washington, DC- Congressman David Rivera (FL-25) released the following statement regarding Osama bin Laden’s death:

“On September 11, 2001, our nation suffered great losses at the hands of terrorists who targeted America for being a freedom-loving country.  We lost thousands of lives in the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania as a result of hatred.

“On that day, America’s most basic values were challenged, but not weakened.   The proof can be found in the brave men and women of our armed forces, law enforcement, public safety agencies, and the intelligence community who risk their lives every day to ensure the safety and security of every American, and in President Obama’s announcement on Sunday evening.

“As always, but especially today, we owe our servicemen and women, and the members of our intelligence community, a debt of gratitude as well as our respect and appreciation.  I congratulate them and President Obama for carrying out this important mission.

“Osama bin Laden took the lives of thousands of Americans and others around the world through al-Qaeda’s violent attacks.  Justice has been done and the world is a safer place now that he is not in it.  However, we must remain vigilant and aware that while this is a great achievement, the war on terror is far from over, and we must always strive to ensure that America is safe from the threat of terrorism.”