Bipartisan Group of Senators Attends Fort Hood Memorial

Posted November 10, 2009 at 12:59pm

A bipartisan group of Senators is attending a memorial service Tuesday in Fort Hood, Texas, to honor the 13 victims killed last week when a soldier opened fire on the Army base. Expected in attendance are Texas GOP Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, Minnesota Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Wisconsin Democratic Sens. Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold, Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.), Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama also are attending and are scheduled to meet privately with some of the families. Two soldiers from Obama’s home state of Illinois were among those killed last week. The Senate observed a moment of silence earlier Tuesday to honor the victims and their families.