Police presence increased around Capitol after shooting that wounded congressman, others

Posted June 16, 2017

"I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice this morning is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign", Sanders said on the Senate floor. Hodgkinson left his job as a "home inspector, mold/air quality tester", according to his Facebook page.

He adds in his statement that "real change" can only come through nonviolent action.

"Congressman Duncan said that it was Republicans and then he immediately turned around and went towards the field". Get email alerts from KSAT12 today. "The Second Amendment right to bear arms is to ensure that we always have a Republic", Brooks said.

Hodgkinson, 66, wounded House Rep. Steve Scalise before he was fatally shot by police who had been guarding the House majority whip.

In a statement from the White House, President Trump said Hodgkinson died of his injuries.

In March, he posted an anti-Trump message that says, "Trump is a Traitor".

"Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy, " he said.

The married man has also posted abusive and expletive-laden comments about Mr Trump on social media as recently as Monday.

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He called Scott Plymale, the mother's boyfriend who then called 911 after discovering the women's lifeless bodies, police said. Taylor Pifer was a senior at Kent State University where she studied fashion. "But there is more work to be done".

Williams, who is one of the coaches of the Republican baseball team, said the team holds its practice every morning at 6:30 a.m.at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park.

Hodgkinson was a member of many anti-Republican groups on Facebook including "The Road to Hell Is Paved With Republicans", "Terminate The Republican Party", and "Donald Trump is not my President", a search of what appeared to be his profile showed. Sanders acknowledged Wednesday that Hodgkinson had apparently been among many volunteers on his 2016 campaign. "He was very nice, said, "Hey I'll take it to a range, somewhere that's safer" and that was the end of it".

Michael Hodgkinson, the suspect's estranged brother, said that Trump's election had upset him.

None of that stopped some conservatives from concluding that Hodgkinson was aiming to injure Republicans specifically, and that he was driven by a liberal culture that glorifies violence against GOPers. The charges were later dismissed. The Alabama lawmaker said he colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood".

Scalise's office said earlier Wednesday that he was in stable condition following the shooting, although MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Wednesday afternoon that Scalise remained in critical condition. Two Capitol Police officers, who were part of Scalise's security detail, were also injured in the shooting.

"Congressman Scalise is a friend, a very good friend. We ask that you keep the Whip and others harmed in this incident in your thoughts and prayers".

In March, Hodgkinson met with sheriff deputies in IL after they received calls that he had fired 50 shots on his property.