US Congressmen From Texas To Introduce Bill To Over-ride Pentagon on Fort Hood Shooting Victims

From the Examiner:

Texas lawmakers are about to introduce the “Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act.” (HFHHA) The HFHHA would change the “workplace violence” label the Obama administration put on it and change it to an act of terror. That would give the victims the same benefits any other soldier gets when he is killed or wounded in battle.

It’s bad enough when you are victimized by someone who would not have been there if their government wasn’t so inept that they didn’t stop Hassan a full 2 years before the Ft Hood shooting but it’s doubly bad when your country turns it’s back on you. The HFHHA will make amends for that.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Rep. John Carter, R-Texas; and Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, plan to announce the legislation in Killeen, Texas. Rep John Carter, was quoted as saying, “Now that Hasan is convicted and has been sentenced, I promise to pursue every avenue to promote the cause of our soldiers and their families. As the federal representative for Fort Hood, I will not abandon this fight until it is won.”

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said:

“Hasan yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he attacked Americans and claimed his rampage was in defense of the Taliban. His attack was an act of terrorism, not simply workplace violence, and we must continue to pursue justice for those wounded and the families of those killed by not only seeing this sentence carried out, but also by ensuring they receive the full benefits they deserve.”

Hasan had said several times that he killed the soldiers to save the lives of Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters. The change in designation makes a huge difference in both money and benefits. Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, who was wounded in the attack said he and his fellow soldiers were still “fighting the government and the Army to call this an act of terrorism.”

“It’s like a slap in the face.”

A similar bill was defeated by the democrats in an earlier vote.

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Good to see some Congressmen know right from wrong.  Can’t say that about the D’s though.  

Can’t help but wonder why the D’s killed it if the R’s have a majority in the House????  Something smells foul here.

On a side note, the worthless turd know as Nidal Hasan, was sentenced to death by the Military Court.  Unfortunately, the death penalty has not been carried out since 1961 by the military.  

Volunteers?

~ Hardnox

 

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18 Responses to US Congressmen From Texas To Introduce Bill To Over-ride Pentagon on Fort Hood Shooting Victims

  1. Mrs AL says:

    Any bets on how far this gets?

    No No No Pick me, pick me!!!!

    • Hardnox says:

      Agreed. If the media were to actually report it the public would demand approval. My bet it will die just like the last time with the help of the RINOs, all the while the asshats claim to support our troops. I remain disgusted.

  2. LT Bill Safford says:

    About frigging time.

  3. Grouchy Fogie says:

    This was attempted earlier, but was dropped from a bill because of the threat of veto by the imperious person in the white house. That is my understanding.
    MAYBE, as a “Stand Alone” piece of legislation, it can get around the veto threat, and at least expose his imperiosity for the fool that he is.

  4. Clyde says:

    Boehner won’t allow this to the floor. Just my take.

  5. upaces88 says:

    Thank God! To label this terror attack as AN INCIDENT OF WORK PLACE VIOLENCE demeaned those who were murdered and wounded.
    This was a Treasonous Act against the USA under the colors of the Our Military.

  6. Kathy says:

    The fact that some senators are fighting to have this changed tells us how wrong-minded the initial decision was. Why wouldn’t the Pentagon label it terrorism from the very beginning? Why wouldn’t they want the most benefits for their guys? Because our pos in charge is on the wrong side again, and these instructions came straight from the WH.

    Don’t pick me as a volunteer, because I’ve maintained all along that death is too good for him. I want him deprived of his virgins and martyrdom, serving life in prison doing hard labor, busting rock until all he has is sand.

  7. Garnet92 says:

    I could be wrong, but I believe that democrats don’t want an “act of terror” occurring during the reign of Obama the Oneth, I know that that is the reason that HE won’t identify it as such. My quandary is why on earth would Republicans want the obviously terrorist act to be described as “workplace violence”? Unless they’re trying to curry favor with Oleobama, what is the reason?

    • Garnet92 says:

      Just wanted to add that shooting is too good for him, we should boil him in a vat of bacon grease – efficient and tasty.

    • The Wounded Benefits come out of their paychecks, and they lose their bonuses if they have to approve benefits, as I suspicion is the case with the Determination Boards of the Veteran’s Administration. Ya Think???

  8. upaces88 says:

    Texas did something else today.
    This is the middle of the article. Please read all of it:
    “We are uniquely situated because we have energy resources, fossil and otherwise, and our own independent electrical grid. Generally speaking, we have made great progress in becoming an independent nation, an ‘island nation’ if you will, and I think we want to continue down that path so that if the rest of the country falls apart, Texas can operate as a stand-alone entity with energy, food, water and roads as if we were a closed-loop system.”

    Smitherman said he feels Texas officials must do what they can to prepare the state.

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/texas-official-preparing-for-independence/#1BR2akZCHIwh2wUT.99
    Texas Official Preparing for more independene:

    • Kathy says:

      I’d have to agree with that for the most part, upaces, but he doesn’t address the cash problems that will come about, and he doesn’t talk about how the electric grid could possibly be taxed to the maximum because of the huge influx of people moving here from other states. I have to wonder if we’re capable of sustaining all the extra pull on the grid. Call me a worrier, I guess.

  9. upaces88 says:

    Well, uh, Kathy, I do not blame you at all being a “worrier”….I stay that way!