Texas Gov. Rick Perry released a statement today following the guilty verdict in the Nidal Hasan trial.

The statement, published to his state website, read as follows:

"Nidal Hasan's cowardly attack on our military was a deliberate act of terror against our country. This guilty verdict affirms we are a nation of laws, honors the victims of this heinous act, and proves that, even in the face of unspeakable tragedy, we will never waver from the core principles for which they gave their lives: freedom, liberty and democracy."