GOP baseball shooter had list of names, including Rep. Brooks

He said he noticed one day that Hodgkinson's gym bag contained not only gym gear, "but all of his worldly possessions", including toiletries, books, and street clothes.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) told the Post that he heard two or three shots before he realized what was going on.

The FBI has contacted at least one of the three congressmen to inform them of their inclusion on the list.

Franks was on the list but not on the baseball team.

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

She, like others who knew "Tom" Hodgkinson, as she referred to him, never dreamed his problems would lead to a potentially deadly attack. Apparently, Hodgkinson failed to recognize Rep. Duncan or lost the nerve to confront him, but thankfully the Clinton, SC Congressman left the parking lots minutes before the shooting started.

The gunman opened fire around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, striking five people, including House Majority Whip Rep. The gunman died after being shot by a member of Scalise's security detail.

The FBI is still investigating the case and is looking through Hodgkinson's belongings, including his cellphone, computer and camera.


A 66-year-old progressive who volunteered on Vermont Sen. Just hours after the shooting, a Facebook page sprang up (since removed) proclaiming Hodgkinson a “true American hero.” Hate, murderous hate, is not merely tolerated but actively celebrated. A recent post by Hodgkinson said, "Trump is a Traitor". Anyone whos been following politics for the last decade or so is well aware that the rhetoric on both sides has been growing steadily more strident.

Hodgkinson's list included Republican Reps.

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

He also wrote a slew of letters to the editor of his local paper, the Belleville News-Democrat. "I'm glad they took care that he didn't get to do it again", Schaumleffel said.

Details have emerged of the violent past of an anti-Republican fanatic who shot a United States congressman at a practice session for a charity baseball match.

"There are a number of different indications now that this was a pre-meditated situation", Franks said Friday on CNN's "OutFront", though he declined to discuss the reported list.

Sue Hodgkinson, the wife of the shooter, told a group of reporters outside her home in Belleville, Illinois, on Thursday that she had no idea her husband was planning violence when he left for the Washington, D.C., area.

"We're just not sure at this time" how he spent his time, he said. Sanders, an independent, ran a passionate, anti-establishment campaign that won support from many younger, liberal voters and gave Clinton a closer race than many expected, but he eventually backed her candidacy.

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