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Reid: Las Vegas Shooting Sounds Like 'Terrorism,' Is Certainly 'Domestic'

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In response to a question Tuesday from TPM about whether that constitutes domestic terror, Reid described the shooting in graphic detail and said, "I [don't know] what's in Webster's Dictionary but that sounds like a lot of terrorism and I know it's domestic in nature."

The perpetrators were identified as Jerad Miller and Amanda Miller, a married couple. Jerad Miller has expressed fervent animosity toward the federal government, mixing Second Amendment advocacy with violent rhetoric and calls for armed revolution.

Reid's counterpart in the lower chamber, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), resisted the label of domestic terrorism when asked Tuesday. He hesitated and said, "I'm not sure how I'd describe it," calling it a "horrific crime."