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Would-be gunman launched into Trump tirade before shooting

Would-be gunman launched into Trump tirade before shooting”

Rep. Steve Scalise was shot when a gunman opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, VA. "This was a Republican practice, the suspected shooter asked me who was practicing, I told him it was the Republicans".

He was regularly spotted in recent weeks working on a computer at a YMCA - steps away from the field - and mostly kept to himself. With the chief deputy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department by her side, she said she felt "horrible" about the actions of her husband of almost 30 years. "I can not believe it", she said.

CBS News reported that the note was not necessarily an "assassination list", but that it indicated Hodgkinson had recently focused on the individuals on the list.

President Trump is not planning to attend the game due to security concerns, the White House said on Wednesday.

SHAPIRO: What have you heard in Belleville from people who knew Hodgkinson?

"They saved the lives of our members of Congress and prevented that dark day from becoming a tragedy beyond imagination. People say weird things all the time". Two Capitol Police officers sustained relatively minor injuries. He said his prayers are with his good friend and DC roommate, Steve Scalise, as well as Capitol Police officers, members, staff and all those affected by the shooting.

The investigation into why Hodgkinson opened fire is ongoing.

Doctors say Scalise will be in the hospital for a "considerable period of time".

Hodgkinson, who works in the tax business herself, didn't seem to know how to elaborate on his apparent mission. He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders. "I'm glad they took care that he didn't get to do it again", Schaumleffel said. "He was just a very calm, rational person, I thought". "She had no idea he felt as strong as he did", Wagner said. It wasn't 'Hey, do you mind if I used the bike?' It was like, 'Hey, you're in my way.

Sue Hodgkinson also told reporters she knew nothing about her husband buying weapons before leaving on the extended trip, which the widow claims she did not find particularly odd.

But there were no signs of violent sentiments on his Facebook page.

Those on the far Right claim harsh rhetoric by Democrats and liberals over Republican President Donald Trump is creating this culture of violence. Bernie Sanders in 2016. He had published anti-Republican tirades in the newspaper and on social media. Many included complaints about the same theme: income inequality. And at one point, Hodgkinson had a family. On Behind the Headlines on St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh speaks with GOP Rep. Mike Bost and Belleville-News Democrat Dana Rieck about it. When he went outside, he saw Hodgkinson shooting a rifle into a cornfield. "I started yelling at him, 'Hey, stop shooting; there's houses over here".

This 2006 photo provided by the St. Clair County, Ill., Sheriff's Department shows James T. Hodgkinson.

James Hodgkinson was expected home soon because he had run out of money. No charges were filed.



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