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Mattis: Pittsburgh shooter "poorest excuse for a man"

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James Mattis addresses a press conference on October 28, 2018 in Prague. Photo: STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images

Speaking to reporters Sunday, Defense Secretary James Mattis called the gunman who shot up a Pittsburgh synagogue yesterday killing 11 people "the poorest excuse for a man you could ever come up with," the Military Times' Tara Copp reports.

One key quote: "Who would use a weapon in a house of worship, on unarmed innocent people and even shoot four policemen, then surrender himself... This is a coward. He is not a man by any definition that we use in the Department of Defense."

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