State lawmakers are reacting after Osama Bin Laden’s was caught and killed last week.
On the House floor Tuesday, Charleston Representative Wendell Gilliard wanted to take a moment to give his thanks.
I asked the House as to give a moment of silence and applaud our president, our military people for the things, as you well know, over the weekend we made history and we ought to be proud of it.
Gilliard says to give credit where credit is due.
No matter who’s in the top seat, in this case it’s President Barack Obama. We should give credit to him and the military in that order. He had the fortitude, courage, and we all should be thankful for that.
Tuesday, Gilliard told House members–
I said former President George Bush Sr. wanted him, former President Bill Clinton couldn’t find him, former President George Bush Jr. had him in his sight and missed him, but then President Barack Obama got him.
Gilliard says the military should be given some credit, but not before the president.
There is such thing as protocol. It was the president who pushed the button, it was the president who gave the command, it was the president who said, ‘Look if he’s in our sight, let’s get him’.
He says for anyone to not give the president the credit first and foremost for 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden is disrespectful.