Rep. Michele Bachmann saw the infamous pictures of terror leader Osama Bin Laden’s corpse today, making her one of a small number of lawmakers to see the pictures.
Bachmann saw the pictures at Central Intelligence Agency headquarters this morning. She is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which oversees the CIA.
In a statement, she said, “I am convinced that this was bin Laden. We got our man.”
Navy Seals took pictures of Bin Laden’s body after their successful raid on his hideout in Pakistan May 1, but the White House has so far refused to make the pictures available to the public. According to an NBC poll, two thirds of Americans agree with President Obama’s decision not to release the pictures, but many Republicans have called on the Administration to release them.
Here’s the full statement from Bachmann’s office:
Today, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06), a Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after seeing the Osama bin Laden photos at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters:
“This morning at the CIA headquarters I saw the photos of a dead Osama bin Laden. I am convinced that this was bin Laden. We got our man.
“While these photos provide certainty of bin Laden’s identity, I also believe the best evidence of bin Laden’s identity is found through the release of the terrorist’s DNA match.
“Going forward, I urge our intelligence sectors and the United States military to remain vigilant against terror as they continue to fulfill the government’s Constitutional role to provide for the common defense of its citizens.”