In the wake of that rat bastard Hasan being sentenced to 15 years behind bars, all bills paid for by us, the taxpayer, before (maybe) facing the needle, a very necessary step is being taken.
The Obama Administration has, since day 1, labeled Hasan's attack as workplace violence. This was for two reasons. First, so Obama wouldn't have to recognize that his triumph over terrorism had failed in a big way on US soil. Second, and I never understood the logic of this (even twisted liberal logic) to deny benefits to the victims and their families that would have been afforded to them if this had been correctly labeled as a terrorist act.
Texas Senator John Cornyn, along with Texas House Representatives John Carter and Roger Williams are introducing the 'Honoring the Ft. Hood Heroes Act' in both houses of Congress when the body returns from vacation. The Act, in a nutshell, labels Hasan's cowardly attack as terrorism, giving the victims the government assistance they deserve (and desperately need), awards the Purple Heart to the military members who were killed or wounded, and the equivalent DoD award for the civilians involved. The Act tries, well after the fact, to heal the wounds that Obama has kept open for 4 years.
Previous efforts to enact this type of legislation have gone nowhere, blocked by Harry Reid in the Senate every time it comes up. He hasn't even allowed the matter to come up for discussion. Cowardly piece of whale shit, that man ...
It will be interesting to see how Obama's minions react to this. Will they continue to block it in the Senate? Will Dems in the House refuse to vote for it? Will Obama threaten to veto it? Will Holder threaten to sue because it violates someone's imagined civil rights?
If Dems fight this, this should be a HUGE campaign issue for 2014. The GOP should keep this front and center in the minds of voters, to keep hammering these cowards with their insult to our military. If Dems relent and let this go through, the GOP should be asking, very loudly, WHY SO LONG?