FBI Finds 'Hit List' On Body of Alexandria Shooter
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 4:09
The GOP-hating gunman who opened fire on Republicans at a Virginia baseball field had a handwritten list of lawmakers on him when he pulled the trigger, according to reports on Friday.
Vice President Mike Pence said he visited on Thursday morning the Washington hospital where Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, was being treated for injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in the left hip.
Several people were injured, including Rep. Scalise. His social media pages were filled with angry rants about those taxes, Republicans, and specifically President Donald Trump, whom he called "a traitor".
Bill Euille, who served as Alexandria's mayor from 2003 until 2016, became an inadvertent acquaintance of Hodgkinson's after they started chatting during his daily visits to the local YMCA.
The FBI says Hodgkinson left his IL home months ago, and he was living out of a van in Alexandria, where he frequented the YMCA, and even engaged in conversations with the former mayor.
The Hodgkinsons had been married nearly 30 years.
Salter reported from Belleville, Illinois.
Sue Hodgkinson talked with reporters briefly in Belleville, Illinois, on Thursday - in part to ask the media to stop disrupting the neighborhood.
"He'd open up his gym bag and in it, he had everything he owned".
On Wednesday, he sat in the lobby using a laptop and then left.
Hodgkinson had slammed Mr Trump on Facebook and reportedly wrote: "You are Truly the Biggest A** Hole We Have Ever Had in the Oval Office". He had been a volunteer in the Democratic primary campaign of Sen.
Another local, bartender Jamie Craig, had a different reaction to her interactions with Hodgkinson. Let me be as clear as I can be.
An FBI officer collects evidence at the site of Wednesday's shooting.
In the wake of this tragedy, all we can do is pray for the continued healing of Louisiana Congressmen Steve Scalise and give thanks that the lives of Congressmen Brooks and Palmer and so many others were spared Wednesday morning. "I also want to thank the Capitol Police for their heroic actions to prevent further harm". "We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", he said from the White House.
"I could see things that were very visible that looked like he was living out of his gym bag as opposed to just clothes for the day and his toiletries; like books and extra clothing", he said.