Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

In the days since the shooting, much has been made of Mr. Hodgkinson's strong political views - he was an ardent supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders's bid for the 2016 presidential nomination, and he railed against President Trump and Republicans in Washington on his Facebook page and in letters to the editor of the local newspaper.

As will all homicidal lunatics, James Hodgkinson gained posthumous fame after he opened fire on a baseball field full of Republicans Wednesday morning.

Before leaving IL sometime in March, James Hodgkinson is believed to have sold nearly everything he owned from his home inspection business. But he sold items from his businesses and told her he was going to Washington.

Hodgkinson's wife told ABC News that he had been living in Alexandria, Virginia, the location of the shooting, for the past two months.

Suzanne Hodgkinson said that her husband had moved to the Washington, D.C., area in March to "work with people to change the tax brackets".

Likewise, what if entertainer Kathy Griffin had posted an internet video showing her holding up the likeness of the bloody, decapitated head of Obama?

Also not mentioned: The Daily Beast reported that, when she heard the news of Hodgkinson's alleged attack on June 14, Moreland said: "It sounds really bad, but I'm not surprised".

Back in IL at least one friend of Hodgkinson - who didn't give his full name - defended him, saying, "I just want to let people know he wasn't evil, that he was exhausted of some of the politics going on". Hodgkinson's white van remained parked in YMCA lot until the Federal Bureau of Investigation had it towed about 4:30 p.m. The YMCA that he reportedly frequented is partially on East Monroe Avenue, which runs alongside the park where the baseball diamond is located.

Two of Hodgkinson's victims were severely wounded. He's had a second surgery and will be in the hospital a while. At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates. Congressman ScaliseHospital officials said Wednesday evening that Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, was still in critical condition after being shot.

Scalise, 51, the No. 3 House Republican leader, was first elected in 2008.

Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and remains hospitalized. "He said, 'Something needs to be done'". He was shot by a responding officer and later died from his wounds.

Capitol Police Officer David Bailey - wounded in yesterday's attack - threw out tonight's first pitch.

This 2006 photo provided by the St. Clair County, Ill., Sheriff's Department shows James T. Hodgkinson. "Other than that, the state can't take it away". She said she thought he was going to return to IL because he'd run out of money.

The van had IL tags, Dauberman said.

The garage is just a few blocks from the baseball field where the following day, Hodgkinson fired on the GOP lawmakers, staffers and others as they practiced for Thursday's charity ballgame against Democrats.

Tickets to the game are available online, and were selling at a rate of 500 per hour on Thursday afternoon, according to Roll Call.

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