Possible Assassination List of GOP Lawmakers Found on Scalise Shooter's Body


U.S. media identified Hodgkinson, who died following a shootout with police in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, as a 66-year-old from Belleville Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis. Hard to imagine what else it could be, but the 66-year-old gunman was shot and killed by DC police, so he is not available to shed light on the list for us.

Hodgkinson was spotted regularly over the past several weeks at the YMCA next to the site of the shooting, sitting with a computer in the lobby or at a table in an exercise area that looked out onto the baseball field.

Hodgkinson appeared to be a volunteer with Bernie Sanders' failed presidential campaign, the Vermont senator said shortly after the incident in a statement.

"You just wonder if he just flipped".

Mrs. Hodgkinson says she was at work when she first heard the news. None of the victims injured in the attack were on the list, the law enforcement source said.

Hodgkinson's social media postings included anti-conservative rants. He thought about asking a staffer about him but never did.

The FBI has already recovered two weapons: a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62 caliber rifle. Capitol Police officers returned fire, and Hodgkinson was fatally wounded.

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Since the shooting, members of Congress have spoken about a need for unity, at a time when polarization seems to be at an all-time high. "435 Members of Congress, and 300 million Americans, are pulling for him, praying for him, and pledging to him our full and total support", he said.

The FBI said the shooter's white van has been processed.

Defenders of the production say they have a First Amendment right to express their anger at Trump that way.

Hodgkinson had taken his van to the mechanic who works two blocks from the scene of the attack. He always drank alone, and always drank cans of Budweiser - sometimes just one, sometimes as many as six, said Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the restaurant.

"I'm sorry that he did this but there's nothing I can do about it", she said. "Nothing I can really put my finger on, but he was just not a pleasant person". Sue Hodgkinson said she felt "horrible", saying, "I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it".

"I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", the shooter's brother told the newspaper.

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