Alexandria shooter's wife: "I can't wrap my head around it"
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 3:19
She said she was married to James Hodgkinson for almost 30 years but they have not been together since March, when he moved to Washington, D.C.
A day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others were wounded in a shooting during Republican Congressional baseball practice in Virginia, congressional members from both parties took part in a baseball game at Nationals Park.
Duncan and Brooks were at the Alexandria, Virginia, field where GOP members of Congress were practicing for a congressional baseball game Wednesday, although Duncan left before the shooting began. "I can't wrap my head around it", Sue Hodgkinson said.
Hodgkinson, who was armed with a handgun and a rifle, died from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. In addition to targeting Republicans and the newfound assassination list, Hodgkinson posted inflammatory statements on Facebook criticizing President Trump and other members of the Republican party. South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan has said he said he was preparing to leave the baseball field when a man politely asked him whether it was a Democratic or Republican team before quietly walking off. Even his email address was basic: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. More recently, she said, Suzanne Hodgkinson had confided in the Kneppers that she wanted a divorce. Brennwald thought it was odd he never saw Hodgkinson exercise or wear workout clothes and considered asking a staffer about him but never did, he said. He always drank alone, and always drank cans of Budweiser - sometimes just one, sometimes as many as six, said Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the restaurant. Sanders acknowledged Wednesday that Hodgkinson had apparently been among many volunteers on his 2016 campaign. "People say weird things all the time".
A onetime high school wrestler who worked for years in construction and then ran his own home inspection business, Hodgkinson spent much of his adult life in Belleville, a Southern Illinois community of just over 40,000 people not far from St. Louis.