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Congressman, Senators react to bin Laden's death

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The following are statements from southeastern North Carolina's representatives in Congress about the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

Rep. Mike McIntyre:
"The death and demise of Osama Bin Laden is a tribute to the persistence and patience of our national security team and in particular our Special Operations Forces. It is a tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11, it is a commitment to our nation's pursuit of justice, it is a reminder to all those who seek to harm us that we will always be vigilant, and it is a signal of continued commitment to freedom around the world. God bless our Armed Forces and intelligence community, and let us come together as a nation to honor their work and dedication."

Sen. Richard Burr:
"The death of Osama Bin Laden marks the culmination of the greatest manhunt ever undertaken by American forces. This is a major development in our fight against terrorism and proves our resolve to hold accountable those who harm American citizens, but we must remain vigilant and not lose focus on the overall mission and our goal of eradicating terrorist threats. There still remains a dire threat posed by Bin Laden's followers and the seeds of hate he planted across the globe, and while we are immensely grateful for this victory, our work is far from over."

Sen. Kay Hagan:
"I join all Americans in praise for the Special Forces who finally brought down this mass murderer. The long hunt for the terrorist behind the September 11 attacks, killer of nearly 3,000 Americans, is over. I hope this news can bring some peace to our 9/11 families who have waited almost 10 years for bin Laden's demise. It is a good night for America and the world."

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