What We Know About The Suspect In GOP Baseball Practice Shooting
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 14, 2017,
Jun 14, 2017, 21:13
"I am sickened by this despicable act", Sanders said. "And let me be as clear as I can be". Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms.
The shooting took place at a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team.
Posts from previous year show he was adamantly opposed to Clinton, and, after the election, to President Donald Trump.
"Anything else runs counter to our most deeply held American values", Sanders said.
On two Facebook accounts, Hodgkinson regularly posted statuses opposing Trump and Hillary Clinton, while praising Sanders.
A friend of Hodgkinson's, Charles Orear, told the Post he met Hodgkinson in Iowa while they were helping to campaign for Sanders.
On the same day, Hodkinson posted that Trump was guilty of treason and should "go to prison".
Multiple people were injured Wednesday morning when a person opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing in Alexandria, Virginia, for a charity baseball game.
Social media accounts for James T. Hodgkinson appeared to show him as an outspoken critic of Republicans and a supporter of Sanders' campaign.
Authorities are now at the suspect's home in Belleville, Illinois.
Hodgkinson's home inspection license expired last November, records show. Several people were shot during the attack, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Zack Barth, a legislative corespondent for Republican Rep. Roger Williams.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), long one of the biggest defenders of President Donald Trump, told reporters on Wednesday that the morning's shooting outside Washington, D.C., was emblematic of violence coming from "the left".
Members of Congress were practicing for a game that was scheduled for Thursday night at Nationals Park.
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