Tester statement on the death of Osama bin Laden

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, tonight released the following statement in response to the death of Osama bin Laden by U.S. military forces:

“America’s troops and intelligence agents have sacrificed and given precious lives in the long hunt for Osama bin Laden, and tonight our forces have delivered justice to the entire world.  I proudly stand with all Montanans to say thank you – and job well done – to all who have dedicated their lives to stamping out bin Laden and the absolute evil he stood for.  While bin Laden’s death is a true victory, our vigilance in the worldwide fight against terrorism doesn’t end here.  Bin Laden’s death with make our world safer, but together with the international community, our nation will remain steadfast in our commitment to security, safety, and opportunity for all Americans.

“As always, my thoughts and prayers are with the hundreds of Montana troops serving overseas.  We are forever grateful for their service, and we’re anxious to bring them home safely.”