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Dem Rep. Fattah Joins GOPs in Slamming Admin for Fort Hood 'Political Correctness'
by Bridget Johnson
A Democrat has added his name to the list of lawmakers frustrated with the Pentagon's insistence on calling the Fort Hood shooting "workplace violence."
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) joined with Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), a longtime critic of the administration's treating of Fort Hood, in slamming the "political sensitivities" that have kept the attack from being recognized as an act of terror. Wolf and Fattah serve together as chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.
Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), also a member of the Appropriations Committee, is the third congressman on the letter sent to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel yesterday.
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