Monday, 23 October, 2017

List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

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A list found on the body of James Hodgkinson, the suspect in Wednesday's shooting at an Alexandria, Va., baseball field, revealed the names of three Republican lawmakers, the Washington Examiner reported Friday.

The officials said investigators don't know what the list of names means, but members of Congress have been briefed. Investigators have not determined the objective of the list and they are still trying to determine its meaning.

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and four others were injured in the shooting before U.S. Capitol Police fatally shot Hodgkinson. Scalise remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon, and although doctors say his condition has improved some over the last 36 hours, he will require further surgeries, time in the hospital and rehabilitation.

Hodgkinson says her husband prepared for his trip to Washington by selling everything he owned from his home-inspection business.

The wife downplayed her hubby's extreme political views and instead tried to blame the pressures of family life, claiming her adopted daughter Tasha Knepper had just moved home with her two and half year old grandson and Hodgkinson "just wanted a break" when he went to D.C.in April to begin planning the attack.

"Fifty (shots) would be an understatement, I'm quite sure", Flake said when asked about the total amount of gunfire, including police returning fire. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who from the floor of the Senate hours after the shooting said he was "sickened by this despicable act". "There's nothing I could do about it". "Nothing I can really put my finger on, but he was just not a pleasant person".

The gunman, who had a history of posting angry messages against Trump and other Republicans on social media, died after being wounded by police.

Also wounded in the attack were Congressional staffer Zachary Barth, Tyson Foods' Director of Government Relations Matt Mika, and Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner.

Duncan said he spoke to Hodgkinson before the shooting.

Hodgkinson, who was armed with a handgun and a rifle, died from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) determined both were purchased legally, the FBI said Thursday.

Married to James Hodgkinson for almost 30 years, she declined to answer questions about his politics and whether they had consumed him.

Inside that vehicle, agents recovered a cell phone, a camera and a computer.

"It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co.", it said.

In March he endorsed a petition from left-leaning activist group Change.Org branding Trump a "traitor" who "has destroyed our democracy".

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