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Rep. Carter criticizes Ft. Hood designation of workplace violence

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Congressman John Carter is fired up. 

That's why representative Carter and two congressmen have sent a letter to attorney general Eric Holder.  That letter criticizes the Obama administratation for how they handled the aftermath of the Fort Hood massacre in 2009 that killed 14 people and one unborn child. 

This stems from a recent ABC News report about the Fort Hood massacre that aired on ABC World News and Nightline.  It was an investigative piece showing the problems facing victims and survivors.  Specifically the fact they can't receive purple hearts.

The report says that's because the massacre is categorized as a "workplace violence" instead of an act of terrorism.  That designation could also affect the trial of Major Nidal Hasan. 

Rep. (R) Carter, Rep. (R) Michael McCaul of Texas and Rep. (R) Frank Wolf of Virginia all co-signed the letter.

In it, they ask Attorney General Eric Holder eight questions.  A couple of those questions include:

"Do you consider the Fort Hood attack of November 5, 2009 to be an act of terrorism or an act of 'workplace violence'?"

"In the weeks immediately following the Fort Hood terrorist attack, with whom in the White House and department of defense did you or other justice department officials communicate?"

Rep. Carter also sent a statement saying, "There was an obvious lapse in intelligence leading up to this attack as well as a determination within the Obama administration to prevent this attack from being called what it truly was- a terrorist attack."

The letter also included a copy of the ABC report.  The letter ends by saying they hope Holder can answer the questions so they can address the victim's concerns.

If you'd like to read a copy of that letter you can click here.

Or go to this link:  http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/page/holder-letter-18738434

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