WHY THE PURPLE HEART MATTERS FOR FORT HOOD VICTIMS
victory I’m particularly proud of is Congress’ recent passage of a measure Ted
introduced to ensure that the brave service members impacted by the 2009 Fort
Hood terrorist attack are eligible to receive the Purple Heart. This recognition
is long overdue and rightly honors those victimized.
Ted Cruz Speaks
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released a video in support of the 2009 Fort Hood
terror victims, who will now be eligible to receive the Purple Heart and
associated benefits thanks to legislation sponsored by Sen. Cruz in the 2015
National Defense Authorization Act heading to the President’s desk.
“It was abundantly clear, this was an act of radical Islamic
terrorism,” said Sen. Cruz. “And the only explanation for the Administration’s
persistent denial of that is politics.
“We owe it to
the victims of Fort Hood to speak the truth, to recognize that they died
protecting this nation and to honor and acknowledge them for their sacrifice.”