Friday, 28 July, 2017

Congressional Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Lawmakers' Names

Andrew Cummings | 18 June, 2017, 02:16

According to officials briefed on the FBI investigation, the list included Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama and others who officials would not reveal.

Franks was not on the team, adding uncertainty about the significance of the list of names.

The hail of gunfire wounded senior Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, a majority whip in the U.S. House of Representatives, and several others before the gunman was fatally shot by police.

The officials said investigators don't know what the list of names means, but members of Congress have been briefed.

Hodgkinson was killed in an encounter with police who responded to the scene Wednesday morning.

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Asked about her husband's decision to leave for an extended period of time, Hodgkinson said that her daughter and two-year-old granddaughter had recently moved home. Duncan said he told him it was a Republican ball practice, and Hodgkinson started to shoot them.

The FBI is still investigating the case and is looking through Hodgkinson's belongings, including his cellphone, computer and camera.

A 66-year-old progressive who volunteered on Vermont Sen.

Hodgkinson's social media posts painted a picture of disdain for the Republican Party and President Trump. "I have never said 'life sucks, ' only the policies of the Republicans", he wrote in another. "I had no idea this was going to happen, and I don't know what to say about it". She said she thought her husband, James Hodgkinson, had gone to the Washington area to work on tax policy. Bernie Sanders' campaign compelled the socialist senator to disavow the shooter the same day.

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