McKeon Reacts to Gadhafi’s Death; Calls Him ‘Tryant’

by Jon Gonzalez, Staff Writer 0

In response to reports of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s death Thursday, United States Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) said Gadhafi “is dead, but he will not be mourned.”

McKeon said in a released statement that Gadhafi was a “tyrant” and “terrorist” who was responsible for the murder of countless people over the time of his regime.

“We may never know the full scope of victims who suffered at his hands. We do know that we can count innocent Americans among them,” McKeon said. “Now, as Libyans breathe a sigh of relief and begin the long and difficult road to freedom, I will say a prayer for those – American and Libyan alike – who did not live to see this day.”

Gadhafi was killed in his hometown of Sirte, Libya, Thursday, where was found hiding in a sewage pipe. He was killed by a shot to head by Libyan rebels, according to Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, while being transported to a hospital for being shot in the arm.

Full Press Release:
Buck McKeon (R-Santa Clarita): “Qaddafi [sic] was a tyrant, dictator, and terrorist. He is dead, but he will not be mourned. We may never know the full scope of victims who suffered at his hands. We do know that we can count innocent Americans among them. Now, as Libyans breathe a sigh of relief and begin the long and difficult road to freedom, I will say a prayer for those- American and Libyan alike- who did not live to see this day.”

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