Pelosi said she called both former President George W. Bush and President Bill ClintonBill ClintonBill Clinton: We're entering era that will 'make the 90s look like small potatoes' Trump son: Talk like father's leaked 2005 tapes 'a fact of life' Is Georgia turning blue? MORE to thank them for their earlier work to hunt down bin Laden.
"Their work was important, but I'm here to commend President Obama in particular for carrying out, executing the plan to get it done, in recognition of the foundation that was laid by President Clinton and President Bush," she said.
Pelosi also said bin Laden's death finally brings some closure to those who lost family members and friends on 9/11.
"I hope that it is some comfort to them, that at least this has happened, however long it took," she said.