Va. Shooter's Wife Expresses Horror, Asks Media To Go Away

Jerome Frank
June 17, 2017

James Hodgkinson, 66, who died in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement during the shootout in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday, had a list in his pocket that included U.S. Reps. Mo Brooks of Alabama, Jeff Duncan of SC, and Trent Franks of Arizona. Jim Jordan (Ohio), Morgan GriffithMorgan GriffithBaseball gunman had list of GOP lawmakers: reports How the GOP came to dominate, and be dominated by, rural voters Cut FDA red tape so doctors can better treat patients MORE (Va.), and Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.) were also on the list. All six congressmen are members of the House Freedom Caucus, which contains the lower chamber's most conservative members.

But the existence of the list, confirmed by "multiple sources" to the Daily Caller, indicates the attack was a pre-planned political assassination rather than a random act of rage.

"For those still wondering, he didn't hate baseball or lovely summer mornings in June", White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said in reference to this article.

Brooks tells CNN that he was contacted by Capitol Police and told his name and office number were on the list. Brooks and Duncan were at the practice.

The FBI has swarmed the IL home of James Hodgkinson, combing through evidence trying to understand what could've led the 66-year-old man to the shooting rampage at a Republican congressional baseball practice. Euille said he referred him to the City of Alexandria's website because local governments often hire inspectors.

US President Donald Trump is pictured with US Congressman and Majority Whip Steve Scalise in March.

During a White House event President Trump told reporters that Scalise is in worse condition than many realized and joined Americans in praying for his recovery.

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He was a supporter of former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and is believed to have volunteered for his campaign. Hodgkinson's Facebook page is filled with vitriolic rants against the Republican Party and he belonged to a Facebook group entitled "Terminate The Republican Party".

Hodgkinson moved suddenly to Washington DC from Belleville, Illinois, suddenly after Mr Trump was elected.

He spewed left-wing talking points on Facebook, consistently railing against Republicans and the wealthy.

Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Ill., resident, is the former owner of JHT Construction and JHT Inspections, according to the Belleville News Democrat. Here's what she said.

Scalise was one of four people shot while at a practice baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, shortly after 7 a.m. T Wednesday.

A friend from high school said Loughner "did not watch TV; he disliked the news; he didn't listen to political radio". Suzanne Hodgkinson talks to members of the media reporters about her husband, James Hodgkinson, as St. Clair County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Richard Wagner, right, listens Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Belle.

"We're just not sure at this time" how he spent his time, he said. Bernie Sanders, who past year made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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