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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.