Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

One victim is rushed to an ambulance after James Hodgkinson opened fire on politicians playing baseball

One victim is rushed to an ambulance after James Hodgkinson opened fire on politicians playing baseball Essdras M Suarez Zuma Wire Rex Features

Once Trump won the election, Hodgkinson continued his protests, moving to Washington D.C, where he lived out of his auto so he could continue the fight, ABC New reports. In this April 17, 2012, photo, James Hodgkinson of Belleville protests outside of the United States Post Office in Downtown Belleville, Ill.

"She's scared to death and she can't believe it happened now her life is disrupted because of what he did", said Richard Wagner, Chief Deputy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department. Congressman ScaliseHospital officials said Wednesday evening that Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, was still in critical condition after being shot.

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks' name was on a list of assassination targets found on the body of James T. Hodgkinson - the suspect killed after wounding five people at a Republican congressional baseball practice Wednesday.

James Hodgkinson, 66, disappeared from the downstate community earlier this year, authorities say.

"My husband had yelled at him because the kids were outside and everything and he didn't stop", she said.

"I am sickened by this despicable act", he said.

Clinton criticized Sanders on the issue as her husband, Bill Clinton, signed the bill in 1993.

Schaumleffel never actually knew Hodgkinson said now he'd never forget the day he was out there shooting. The FBI recovered a list of Republican names in his pocket, according to law enforcement sources, strongly suggesting that the attack was a premeditated mass assassination attempt.

Capitol Police officers returned fire on Hodgkinson. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) determined both were purchased legally, the FBI said Thursday.

Griner, 32, is also a Capitol Police special agent.

He vented for years - in the form of letters to the local newspaper, calls to his congressman, and vitriolic Facebook posts - before crossing the line and turning to real-world violence.

Those who crossed his path, in the weeks before the shooting remembers Hodgkinson as an angry man, who took his anti-Republican rants online before going after the GOP during baseball practice. Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Tim Slater said the Federal Bureau of Investigation needs the public's help in piecing together Hodgkinson's whereabouts and activities while he was in Alexandria. However, he said the senator's description of Trump created a combustible political atmosphere, according to the Times. He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders. "He was just a very calm, rational person, I thought". Russell said she that had no idea where the shooter was while she was running but that she felt safe since the alley obstructed the view from the field. "I don't know, maybe he came for the WiFi", Russell added.

Sue Hodgkinson spoke to reporters Thursday outside her IL home.

His Facebook page shows he was a fan of Vermont Sen. Many included complaints about the same theme: income inequality.

Congressman Scalise supported President Trump.

Officials also said he had a history of run-ins with the law, including arrests for battery and drunken driving.

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