Majority Leader Schumer Statement On President Biden’s Successful Counterterrorism Strike And The Death Of Ayman al-Zawahiri

August 1, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement following President Biden’s announcement of the death of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a successful U.S. counterterrorism air strike:

“Hats off to President Biden for this decisive action that brings final justice to a loathsome mass murderer. America has taken Ayman al-Zawahiri – the ruthless leader of Al-Qaeda and a perpetrator behind the 9/11 attacks – off the battlefield. This is a major accomplishment by President Biden to bring to justice one of the world’s most wanted terrorists who helped orchestrate the cold-blooded murder of thousands of my fellow New Yorkers on 9/11.”

“Americans are grateful for the skill and bravery of our dedicated intelligence community, service members, and diplomats, who work day and night to keep Americans safe. This successful mission strengthens our national security and will send a chill down the spines of terrorists all around the world who seek to harm our country.”

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