In case you forgot, former Eagles offensive lineman is indeed a congressman from New Jersey's third district. As a freshman representative, Runyan scored a seat on the House Armed Services committee. In that role, he was one of the few people allowed to view the Osama Bin Laden death photos.â†µ
"It's pretty gruesome sight," Runyan told Fox 29.
Runyan says that he backs President Obama's decision not to release the photos at this time because for one they're "not fit for public viewing" and he fears that they could provide further motivation to terrorists bent on revenge.â†µ
"I don't know if it's in the best interest of what we're trying to do now with our war on terror, to really allow this to be out in the public. As we see, things like this they get leaked over time," Runyan said.â†µ
It's interesting. As odd as it was to see Jon Runyan win a congressional seat, it's even more surreal to see him out there doing the business of the nation. And incredibly important business at that. I suppose we really do need to be thinking of him first as "Congressman Runyan" moreso than "Philadelphia Eagle Jon Runyan."â†µ