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Wife: Man Who Shot Congressman Wanted to Work on Tax Policy

Saul Franklin | 17 June, 2017, 11:26

Authorities believe the 66-year-old had been living out of a van in northern Virginia since March after leaving his southern IL home.

James Hodgkinson, 66, had a list containing the names of several Republican representatives when he carried out his rampage.

Adding to uncertainty about the list, Franks was not on the baseball team. "I can't wrap my head around it", Sue Hodgkinson said.

DALE WALSH: 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. Duncan said he told him it was Republicans.

"I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Dr. Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said at a news conference Friday afternoon.

"I thought he was a new homeless person" in the neighborhood, Robishaw said.

On Tuesday, Hodgkinson broke his apparent silence at the garage.

The investigation continues into the shooting that wounded a congressman and three others in Alexandria, Va.

She said she wasn't sure if there was a catalyst for him leaving.

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Hodgkinson died of his wounds Wednesday. Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful".

Congressional staffer Zach Barth was shot in the leg and has since been released from the hospital. Two Capitol Police officers sustained relatively minor injuries. (Ironically, the game the congressmen were preparing for is a traditionally friendly rivalry between the two parties.) At times like this, myriad questions arise.

The FBI said authorities are speaking with people who knew Hodgkinson or who may have encountered him. Hodgkinson had been in the Virginia area since March.

When Dauberman mentioned that he worked six days a week, he said Hodgkinson erupted into a tirade against the president rife with profanity. The alleged shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, was a volunteer at many of Sanders' rallies. He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders. When asked what she wanted to say to the families of the injured, she said she "didn't know who was shot". And the people told me, you know, despite these splits, it doesn't divide them personally, and they're able to get along.

Back home in Belleville, Illinois, Hodgkinson wrote letters to the editor and called his congressman. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.

Wagner said there was no way to predict that Hodgkinson would take such violent action.

"Most of the bartenders here are women", and he "came off a little creepy, apparently."
Court records show that his legal trouble started in the 1990s with arrests for resisting police and drunken driving.

It appears Hodgkinson had a legal firearms owner identification card, despite numerous misdemeanor cases, including a 2006 domestic battery charge, which included aggravated discharge of firearm.

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