Vice President Says The Chattanooga Shootings The Work of a ‘Perverted Jihadist.
Biden’s comments came during a memorial for the five servicemen killed in a shooting rampage by 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez last month.
The vice president’s statement appears at odds with the official comments of investigators who have said they have not been able to determine a motive behind the attacks. The FBI has said it has not been able to determine whether Abdulazeez was “radicalized” before the July 16 attacks and has been treating him as a homegrown violent extremist.
Speaking before Biden, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said officials may never know “what combination of disturbed mind, violent extremism and hateful ideology” was behind the shooting.