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.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.