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Cornyn, Hutchison Issue Statements On Death Of Bin Laden

Monday, May 2, 2011  |  Updated 9:24 AM CDT
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Cornyn, Hutchison Issue Statements On Death Of Bin Laden

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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding the death of Osama bin Laden Monday morning.

In the aftermath of 9/11, President Bush promised a fearful, grieving nation that those individuals responsible for this atrocity would be brought to justice. Now, nearly a decade after those horrific attacks, President Obama informs us that justice has finally been served.

Let this serve as a grave reminder to all those who wish to do our nation harm: If you murder Americans, you will be hunted, you will be found and you will be brought to justice. I commend the military and intelligence professionals whose tremendous efforts ended the reign of this terrorist mastermind.

While this will never bring their loved ones back, it is my hope that this will somehow ease the pain of the families of those who were lost on September 11th, 2001.

Sen. Cornyn serves on the Finance, Judiciary, Armed Services and Budget Committees.  He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.

U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas released the following statement on the death of Osama bin Laden Monday.

"Our mission has always been to take down Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda, the terrorist network that killed thousands of innocent Americans on September 11, 2001. That mission has now been accomplished through the patience and steadfast determination of our military, our intelligence officials, and the united leadership of Presidents Bush and Obama. Now we must continue to dismantle this and other terrorist networks that attempt to destroy freedom and human rights throughout the world."

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