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

James Hodgkinson, 66, disappeared from the downstate community earlier this year, authorities say. The alleged shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, was a volunteer at many of Sanders' rallies.

- Alex (@PlancksLaw) June 14, 2017If the shooter has a serious health condition then is taking potshots at the GOP house leadership considered self defense? They made small talk.

Law enforcement officials proceeded Friday with their investigation of the attack at a suburban Virginia park, including examining Hodgkinson's social media activities and his home in Belleville, Illinois. "Let's do this in the spirit of what Americans do, that we are Americans first", said Florida's Sen. Among other things, Hodgkinson said Trump had screwed up the country "more than anyone in the history of this country". "It was loud", he said. "It was a little abnormal", he said.

Later that year, in October 2011, he applauded the Occupy Wall Street protesters in NY and Boston, writing that the demonstrators "are exhausted of our do-nothing Congress doing nothing while our country is going down the tubes".

Rep. Trent Franks told Kate Bolduan on "Erin Burnett OutFront" that he has also been contacted by Capitol Police.

Top Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate attend the congressional baseball game in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

In a 2015 Facebook post, Hodgkinson shared a political cartoon about Congressman Steve Scalise saying, "Here's a Republican that should lose his job, but they gave him a raise". Hodgkinson rarely joined in the political discussions often set off by the television in the room and never showed any signs that he was troubled, Euille said.

WANG: She got a lot of questions from reporters.


Law officers who've helped her family cope, say this ordeal has shaken the family to its core. A neighbor told The Washington Post that Hodgkinson put his motorcycle up for sale this spring. "I can't wrap my head around it", Sue Hodgkinson said.

"I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it".

"I'm sorry that he did this". "He didn't run with the pack - he was a lone wolf", Holbrook said. And investigators are still canvassing Alexandria, Va., and also here in Belleville, Ill. Near the shooter's home, it's lots of farmland, acres of corn and soybean fields, lots of farmhouses.

The FBI is still investigating the case and is looking through Hodgkinson's belongings, including his cellphone, computer and camera. They won't look down on the fact that he, you know, he did wrong. When that woman's boyfriend confronted Hodgkinson, he struck him in the face with a shotgun before firing off a round as the man fled, a police report said.

While in Alexandria, Hodgkinson regularly visited Pork Barrel, a BBQ restaurant in Del Ray, Alexandria.

"I've known him pretty well all of my life", he said.

"I just think civility has to return back to government".

According to Former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille, he thought Hodgkinson was homeless being that he wore the same clothes every day and appeared to be living out of his gym bag, The Advocate notes.

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