List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

Posted June 18, 2017

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.

The gunman who opened fire on Republican congress members at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, critically wounding Rep. Steve Scalise and injuring others, had a list with the names of three other GOP lawmakers on him, law-enforcement officials said on Friday.

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.

The offices of Brooks and Franks said they had no comment, and referred questions to Capitol Police.

Democratic and Republican lawmakers have roundly condemned Hodgkinson's actions and called for a moment of unity immeidately after the shooting. He says Hodgkinson told him Trump screwed up the nation "more than anyone in the history of this country".

List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter
List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

The FBI also recovered a cell phone, a computer and a camera in the shooter's van and is processing the items, according to a statement the agency issued on Thursday.

His social media presence indicated he was strongly opposed to Republicans, including President Trump.

"We all know that the rich don't pay enough taxes", he wrote in one letter to the editor of his local paper.

"I'm sorry that he did this", she added. "I had no idea this was going to happen, and I don't know what to say about it".

She said she last saw her husband in March, when he sold off some of his belongings and moved to Virginia "to work with people to change the tax brackets", Sue Hodgkinson said. Bernie Sanders' campaign compelled the socialist senator to disavow the shooter the same day.

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