Sen. Dianne Feinstein took a peek but didn’t sound too happy about it. “I don’t need to see those pictures, and no one needs to see them,” the California Democrat told reporters.
Sen. James Inhofe, on the other hand, supports making the pictures public. The Oklahoma Republican also gave a pretty gruesome description, noting that one bullet went through bin Laden’s left eye.
Sen. Ben Nelson (D) said he viewed the photos to confirm bin Laden’s death for “the people of Nebraska.”
Rep. Duncan Hunter, a former Marine, was more congratulatory in his reaction. “Our nation’s Special Forces did an exceptional job and deserve great credit for their work,” the California Republican said in a statement.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) told reporters that he felt satisfied after seeing the images.
Sen. Mark Udall sounded more queasy in his account of the pictures. “After seeing the photos, I still agree with the president’s decision not to make them public,” the Colorado Democrat said.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.