Press Release


Chairman McCaul Statement on Guilty Verdict in Fort Hood Case

Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer (202) 226-8417

Washington, D.C. – U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) released the following statement on Maj. Nidal Hasan being found guilty on all charges in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage.

Chairman McCaul: “Today's verdict, while an important step towards justice, is overshadowed by the fact that the charges against Nidal Hasan did not fit his crime. He committed a horrific terrorist attack against this country and our military in the name of the Taliban and al Qaeda, and he sought to continue their mission on our homeland.

“The Administration's refusal to call this attack what it is, and instead labeling it 'workplace violence,' denies maximum compensation to the victims and does not do justice to those who were killed that day and those who continue to suffer because of Hasan's rampage. I continue to support getting the victims of the Ft. Hood attack the benefits they deserve, and I continue to urge the Administration to honestly address the real threats against this country.”