Florida Sen. Bill Nelson tied the U.S. operation killing Osama bin Laden to his opposition to a controversial election legislative package in Florida.
Nelson had a previously scheduled presser to rail against a state bill that he says would make it more difficult to cast ballots early in the Sunshine State.
But he leveraged the news about bin Laden and the "fight for democracy" to pivot to his original point.
“Now in an effort of 10 years, ever since Sept. 11, 2001, protecting our democracy, protecting us from those that would do harm and who provide this protection because our democracy is unique, we find ourselves gathered in our Capitol city of this state again here to protect our democracy,” he said. “Now we are here for another reason of protecting our democracy and that is to keep the right to vote. Don’t make it harder to vote. Don’t make it harder to register to vote and don’t make it harder to try to count your vote. And that’s what we have in front of the legislature right now.”