02/12/2013 04:37 pm ET Updated Feb 13, 2013

Kimberly Munley: Obama 'Betrayed' Her, Other Fort Hood Victims

Former Fort Hood police sergeant Kimberly Munley told ABC News that President Barack Obama broke promises he made to take care of victims of the November 5, 2009 Fort Hood shooting.

"Betrayed is a good word," Munley said in an exclusive segment on "World News with Diane Sawyer." "Not to the least bit have the victims been taken care of."

Munley, who was shot three times as she and her partner confronted the shooter, sat next to Michelle Obama during the president's State of the Union address in 2010, and told ABC News that she believes the White House used her seating arrangement for political gain.

In November, on the third anniversary of the Fort Hood army base shooting, 148 victims and family members sued the government, alleging that the Defense Department dodged legal ramifications by classifying the shootings as "workplace violence" rather than a terrorist attack, the Associated Press reported.

The shooting victims allege that the "workplace violence" classification limits them from receiving the benefits they would otherwise receive if they had been injured in combat, according to the Associated Press.

"We've asked for the incident to be reclassified from 'workplace violence,' of all things, to what it was, which was a terroristic attack," Munley said in the ABC News interview .

Munley urged that the victims who came together for this reclassification have "been denied several times."

Munley, along with other victims of the Fort Hood shooting, will reportedly speak out against the president in an ABC News special airing ahead of Obama's State of the Union address.

"We got tired of being neglected," Munley said. "This is our last resort, and I'm not ashamed of it a bit."



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