Wife Of GOP Baseball Practice Shooter Speaks Out

According to the Guardian, when she was asked if she'd like to say something to the victims, Sue Hodgkinson replied, "I don't even know who was shot".

"Without Capitol Hill police, it would have been a massacre."

"It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co.", it said.

Robert Becker, director of Sanders' Iowa campaign, said staff workers could not recall Hodgkinson.

Of those hospitalized after the shooting, Scalise remained in critical condition early Thursday, according to officials at MedStar Washington Hospital Center where Special Agent Crystal Griner, U.S. Capitol Police also was treated and remained in good condition Thursday.

"The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding", a statement said. The shooter died in the exchange of gunfire between him and the police. Two congressman said they had sustained minor injuries while trying to take cover. President Trump visited Scalise in the hospital on Wednesday, calling him a "fighter". "Pray for Steve!" Trump tweeted.

Trump also met with other Capitol police officers who have gathered at the hospital and thanked them for their service.

Over the course of Thursday's news conference, Hodgkinson did not wish to discuss her husband's politics and asked reporters to leave her neighbors and family alone.

The FBI said it had recovered and was processing a cellphone, a computer and a camera. "I just want to let people know that he wasn't evil, that he was, I guess, exhausted of some of the politics that are going on".

Sanders swiftly responded to the reports, saying he was "sickened" by what he called a "despicable act".

"I can't believe he did this", Sue said.

"Let me be as clear as I can be". The Vermont senator assailed violence as "unacceptable in our society".

The incident took place on Wednesday as the members of the Republican party were practicing for a charity baseball game. It was written on notepad paper and had the names of at least three Republican congressmen on it, including representative Jeff Duncan, who spoke with Hodgkinson before the attack.

"Some of the states that are very close to us, you can go in and purchase a long gun and walk out with a long gun".

Proceedings were canceled for the day in the House, and instead Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California issued their own calls for unity. Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Tim Slater said the Federal Bureau of Investigation needs the public's help in piecing together Hodgkinson's whereabouts and activities while he was in Alexandria.

  • Larry Hoffman