In a series of tweets Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris applauded a US military strike that successfully killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawihiri at a safe house in Kabul, writing that "the American people and the world are now safer."
“When @POTUS ended our military mission in Afghanistan, he made a promise that we would maintain the ability to protect Americans from terrorist threats. Tonight, with the killing of al-Qa’ida’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, it is clear we are meeting that commitment," she said.
“With @POTUS’s decisive action taking this terrorist leader off the battlefield, the American people and the world are now safer. As President Biden said, to all those who seek to do us harm, we can and will find you and deliver justice,” Harris wrote. “I am grateful to the members of our intelligence and counterterrorism community who work to make us safe every day and whose extraordinary skill made this operation a success.”