The California State Senate took a moment during the opening
prayer today to reflect on the death of Osama Bin
"We also remember at this time all those who've lost loved
ones throughout these many years from the senseless terrorist
attacks on innocent lives. We pray for their families that
they might find solace in the knowledge that one who is responsible
for their pain has been brought to justice.
That's Senate Chaplain Rabbi Mona Alfi. Democratic State
Senator Leland Yee also acknowledged the significance of the
"The fact that he is now gone is a tremendous relief for
me and the people that I represent."
Republican Assemblyman Jim Nielsen called Bin Laden's death an
"Terrorists now know there are absolute consequences for
their continued behavior. Muammar Gaddafi is another one who
has just found that out."
Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg says it's important to stop and
remember those affected by the events of the past ten years:
"It reminds us of the importance of remembering the
thousands who died on 9-11 and the men and women who have given
their lives and sacrificed their lives in furtherance of fighting
terrorism since then."
California State lawmakers took time today (Monday) to reflect
on the death of Osama Bin Laden. Republican Assemblyman Paul
Cook was a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. He says he was
proud of the troops who carried out the dangerous mission:
"When you go through an operation like this it's not just
dangerous, but it is the emotions, the adrenaline and everything
like that. There's so many ways that it can go wrong and to
do it right I think all Americans I think are very very happy and
it's kind of like, finally, we got the number one enemy of the
world if not just the United States.
Security at the Capitol remains unchanged so far.