Scalise Shooter Had List of at Least 6 GOP Lawmakers' Names
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 25, 2017,
Jun 25, 2017, 19:36
Hodgkinson is accused of shooting at several members of the Republican baseball team that was practicing this week for the annual congressional baseball game played for charity.
Duncan has said he spoke with Hodgkinson just before the shooting.
The FBI has contacted at least one of the three congressmen to inform them of their inclusion on the list.
A USA official told CBS News that James Hodgkinson, the Alexandria shooter, had a list of names including GOP Reps. Duncan had left before the shooting began, but Brooks was present when the shooter opened fire. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot near the hip and continues to fight for his life in the MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Attacker Hodgkinson had expressed anger towards US President Donald Trump before opening fire at the early morning practice in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia.
The Daily Caller reported on Friday afternoon that Hodgkinson had a list of Republicans in his pocket that was recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
"The U.S. Capitol Police and Alexandria Police Department internal investigations are ongoing".
The discovery of the list could prove that the assassination attempt was a premeditated act, rather that a spontaneous outburst. Scalise remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon, and although doctors say his condition has improved some over the last 36 hours, he will require further surgeries, time in the hospital and rehabilitation. "It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co.", Hodgkinson wrote in a March 22 post.
Representatives Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) were leaving the baseball field when they were approached by a man, James Hodgkinson, who asked if it were Democrats or Republicans practicing on the field.
After Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot in 2011, we urged readers not to blame anyone but Jared Loughner, her deranged attacker, while deploring incendiary political rhetoric. The gunman died after being shot by a member of Scalise's security detail.