Sanders: Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter


The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Bellevue, Illinois, a man who allegedly once volunteered for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign.

The shooting of Republican House Whip Steve Scalise likely will test Sen.

A top House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington. Now we know where he went.

"Please pray for my colleagues", Duncan said. We got little kids here. "I also want to thank the Capitol Police for their heroic actions to prevent further harm", Sanders said. He was 66 years old and from IL - a long way from Alexandria.

"Trump is a Traitor". "Trump has destroyed our democracy".

Hodgkinson's anti-Republican stance was clear, not just on his own page, but in other Facebook groups.

In another post, Hodgkinson called Trump an "a** hole", according to The Daily Caller.

Hodgkinson recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Sanders confirmed that Hodgkinson had volunteered for his presidential campaign and, in no uncertain terms, condemned his violent acts.

Condemning the attack, Senator Sanders on Wednesday told the Senate: "I am sickened by this despicable act".

Bost said he is concerned about the tone in Washington. "This intensity has been building I think since election night".

Hodgkinson also had a history of violence. When his daughter's friend threatened to call the police, he "punched her in the face". Scalise was in critical condition at a Washington hospital.

Also wounded were one current congressional aide and one former aide who now works as a lobbyist, officials said.

"America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this bad shooting", the President said.

Two Capitol Police Special agents were at the practice as part of Scalise's security detail and are being hailed as heroes for taking down the suspect. The assailant, prepared with "a lot of ammo", fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died.

While his motives are still unclear, the Federal Bureau of Investigation say that they are still investigating.

Scalise is undergoing surgery and his injury is not life-threatening, his office said in a statement. Shimkus says the main problem is those on the extreme right and left want ideal agreement on their views, which goes against American democracy. "We are with her and with the entire Scalise family".

The shooting started four minutes later, according to police reports, leading the South Carolinian to reach his conclusion that it was a targeted attack. "[Things like] the Republican's don't care about our health", Mesler told FOX 35.