“Deep in the heart of the golden west, home means Nevada to me,” Durbin said, according to tweets from those listening.
Durbin, the Senate Majority Whip, also called them a “young rock group.” At age 31, lead vocalist Brandon Flowers is the youngest member of the group that was started in 2001.
Reid, who is Nevada’s longest serving Senator, shares his Mormon faith with Flowers. The Killers played at a July 2010 rally for Reid’s re-election campaign.
The Killers are also popular with former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who told Parade magazine they “are one group I enjoy.”
Sen. Dick Durbin quotes rock band "The Killers" in tribute to Sen. Harry Reid in setting record as longest serving Nevada senator— David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) January 2, 2013
"'The Killers,' -- yes, that's their name." -- Dick Durbin— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) January 2, 2013