Boehner: Bin Laden's death makes terror fight more important

House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable House GOP faces dilemma on spending bills Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns MORE (R-Ohio) said the killing of Osama bin Laden had "unified" the United States but warned that the country must remain vigilant in its fight against terrorism.

BoehnerJohn BoehnerIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable House GOP faces dilemma on spending bills Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns MORE said the death of al Qaeda's leader "makes our engagement in places like Pakistan and Afghanistan more important, not less.”

"To those who seek to destroy freedom by preying on innocent human life, we will not rest until we bring you to justice," the House’s top-ranking Republican said at a press conference.

Bin Laden's death is an "important moment in the war against the radical extremists and terrorism,” he said.

The Speaker commended President Obama as well as former President George W. Bush for the efforts that led to bin Laden’s killing.