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Cruz: ‘Outrageous’ Ft Hood Shooting Victims Denied Benefits

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On Friday’s broadcast of “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to the airwaves to protest the Obama Pentagon’s refusal to grant victims of the 2009 Fort Hood terror attack benefits.

Cruz, speaking from Fort Hood, TX, site of the Purple Heart ceremony for those victims, castigated the Obama administration.

“It is outrageous and it’s indefensible,” he said. “One of the reasons we fought so hard to pass the legislation to require the Purple Hearts to be awarded is precisely so that these soldiers get the benefits they deserve,” he said. “It shouldn’t have taken five years; this should have happened five years ago.”

“Enough games, five year is far too long,” he added. “We need to acknowledge the heroism of these soldiers. It’s my responsibility to fight for 27 million Texans every day in the Senate. I will continue to fight until every one of these soldiers receives the benefits they deserve for standing on the front lines against terrorism to defend this nation.”

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