Hodgkinson Wife: 'I'm Sorry He Did This'
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 9:07
One clerk's office employee bemoaned the "bedlam" he saw just hours earlier, with journalists from across the country mobbing the municipal building's court records office.
A list of Republican members of Congress was found in the pocket of James T. Hodgkinson, who was killed Wednesday after allegedly firing on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball event, sources told ABC News.
On March 24, Bill Schaumleffel recalled hearing shots being fired outside his house, which stands about 500 feet behind Hodgkinson's home.
Salter reported from Belleville, Illinois.
Suzanne Hodgkinson said she thought her husband had traveled to Washington to focus on tax issues but had not known much of what he was doing. There's obviously considerable overlap between Sanders supporters and Democrats who are especially preoccupied with the Russian Federation scandal, but Sanders himself has been critical of the focus many in the party have placed on the issue. There is rage that the Democratic Party managed to lose an election that it should have won in a canter. Ted Cruz. In all, 28,459 votes were cast in the GOP presidential primary. There have been protests against President Donald Trump on the main street here. "[James] was home all day long and he just wanted a break", she said.
James Hodgkinson was a leftist Democrat. The couple had been married nearly 30 years when he left for D.C., where he lived out of a van on a block that bordered the field where he staged the attack. It must be said that Sanders took to the floor of the Senate immediately and denounced the shooter's actions in the clearest and strongest terms possible. He says Hodgkinson told him Trump screwed up the nation "more than anyone in the history of this country". "I just talked with him about a month ago or two months ago, '" said Kaiser.
She added that the town has an up-and-coming microbrewery community and barbecue restaurants that compete on the national level.
The local Chamber of Commerce plans to hold roundtable discussions to advise companies and jobseekers of opportunities in the industry. She said she feels "horrible" about what happened.
St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson said Wednesday that Hodgkinson showed the deputy all required firearms licenses and documentation for the high-powered hunting rifle, which he said he was simply using for target practice.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The most worrying thing about James Hodgkinson, experts on violent extremism say, is how unremarkable the 66-year-old home inspector from IL seemed until he opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they played baseball.
It's a not a little dispiriting, then, that the New York Times has used its new appointment as a leader of the #Resistance to run some of the most reactionary opinion writing this side of the Weekly Standard.
Thursday afternoon, Hodgkinson's wife, Suzanne Hodgkinson, took questions from reporters.
Investigators say they have yet to find anything indicating Hodgkinson had an attack plan in mind, adding he told his wife earlier this week he was heading back to IL and he canceled his membership in the YMCA the day before the shooting and talked to a local garage about getting his van ready. She said she thought he was going to return to IL because he'd run out of money.
Hodgkinson, the 66-year-old who opened fire on Republican lawmakers practising for a baseball game on Wednesday, was a fervent fan of leftist Senator Bernie Sanders and angered by the policies of US President Donald Trump. The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL.
In his first public comments since the shooting, Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that Scalise will be able to return to work in his full capacity.
Hodgkinson died from his injuries in a shootout with police.