The discovery of the list could prove that the assassination attempt was a premeditated act, rather that a spontaneous outburst.
Last week the nation experienced a terrifying attack where a lone gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, unloaded on several Republican congressmen and staffers during a practice for an upcoming baseball game. It's an attack which sent several to the hospital including two Capitol police officers and Congressman Steve Scalise.
Franks confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been contacting congressman to inform them of their spots on the list, while on "The Story with Martha MacCallum".
A US official told CBS News that James Hodgkinson, the Alexandria shooter, had a list of names including GOP Reps.
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Despite the police repeating again , "There is nothing at this point to indicate that this tragic case was a hate crime". The police also believe Martinez Torres acted alone and said they are not looking for any other suspects.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition" Saturday and continued to show signs of improvement after he was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice outside Washington.
But in the face of all evidence that Hodgkinson was a Democrat animated to go on a shooting rampage by his own political frustrations, New York Times political reporter Glenn Thrush looked to Trump.
Brooks' office told WAFF 48 News they could not comment, citing the ongoing investigation. They said he told his wife earlier this week he was heading back to IL; he canceled his YMCA membership a day before the shooting; and had talked to a local garage about getting his van ready for the trip.
Scalise's doctor, Jack Sava, said Scalise will need further operations but he is expected to be able to walk and run again.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, a Murphysboro Republican whose 12th Congressional District covers the Belleville, Illinois, area, has said Hodgkinson contacted his offices a number of times, but none of the communication seemed threatening, according to Bost spokesman George O'Connor. Authorities believe he was living out of a van since leaving IL in March; his brother said he was in the capital region to protest President Trump.