North Carolina Senators React To Bin Laden Death
'Greatest Manhunt Ever' Finally Over, Burr Says
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- North Carolina's senators sent out statements reacting to the news that United States forces had killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.Republican Sen. Richard Burr called bin Laden's death 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," Burr said. "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."Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan said the death will bring peace to the families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001."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," Hagan said.