Appearing Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), called the Aurora shooter a “terrorist” — in the apolitical sense of the word.
“I think the political will come. But at this point, you know, in a funny way, this guy is a terrorist,” he said. “He wasn’t a terrorist in the sense of politics but for whatever twisted reasons that we can barely even imagine, he wanted to create terror. He wanted to put fear in people’s lives.”