RENO (AP) - Nevada Republican Dean Heller says he doesn't understand why the Obama administration opposes releasing photos of Osama bin Laden's dead body.
The third-term congressman who is scheduled to be sworn in as Nevada's next U.S. senator on Monday says that at a minimum, the photographs should be made available to families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Heller says President Obama deserves his share of the credit for bringing bin Laden to justice and any decision about release of the photos should be up to him.
But Heller says he's confident the violence depicted on nightly television programs is more graphic than anything in the bin Laden photos. He said on KKOH Radio in Reno on Thursday:
"It's like they've never watched 'CSI' before."