Shooter James T. Hodgkinson – A Bernie Supporter and Trump hater
Republican Representative Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip, and his aides were shot during baseball practice on Wednesday morning.
Scalise was shot in the hip and tried to drag himself off the field after he was shot.
The shooter was identified:
The Washington Post reported:
The shooter at the GOP congressional baseball practice this morning is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., according to law enforcement officials. Hodgkinson, 66, owns a home inspection business.
Hodgkinson is from Belleville, Illinois across the river from St. Louis.
He is a Bernie supporter:
Facebook page of alleged shooter James Hodgkinson's shows he was an ardent Bernie Sanders supporter. pic.twitter.com/wrSOBANNn8
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) June 14, 2017
Hodgkinson is a TRUMP HATER!
Trump basher from way back—
UPDATE— Here’s an exclusive shot of news media outside of Hodgkinson’s home in Belleville.
Hodgkinson lives south of Belleville West High School.
News Media in front of #Scalise shooter's home in Belleville, IL James Hodgkinson h/t @EdBigCon pic.twitter.com/pkN5OOOxe6
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) June 14, 2017