WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement regarding Friday’s guilty verdict in the Fort Hood shooting trial of Nidal Hasan:

“I hope and pray this verdict will bring some peace to Nidal Hasan’s victims and their families. But if we ever hope to defeat the ongoing threat from radical Islamism, we need to start by calling this terrorist attack on our armed forces by its name. Hiding behind ‘workplace violence’ and excluding evidence on Hasan’s pursuit of jihad will not make terrorism go away or properly honor the American heroes who were slain at Fort Hood on Nov. 5, 2009.”