Gunman Targeted Republicans And Had Political Assassination List

began firing at Republicans during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Two of the police officers were shot by Hodgkinson before he was fatally shot WeedLex: Cannabis Legalization News Medical and recreational weed states map, cannabis legalization news by state.

The shooter who opened fire on a Republican on Wednesday had a list of several Republican representatives in his pocket, according to officials briefed on the FBI investigation.

“It was more than the average person who had maybe voted for Hillary”.

The list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, were on the list, the law enforcement source said.

Adding to uncertainty about the list, Franks was not on the baseball team.

Brooks tells CNN that he was contacted by Capitol Police and told his name and office number were on the list.

She said Hodgkinson’s political views had taken an “extreme, fanatic” turn in 2016; while “life moved on for other people”, she said, the election had “never ended for him”. They checked his laptop, cell phone and a camera and found there that indicated he had been scouting potential targets. Also hurt but released from hospitals were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth.

A mechanic said that Hodgkinson’s anger about President Donald Trump was “passionate” and that he was more extreme than a mainstream Democratic voter.

Hodgkinson’s wife told media members this week that she was shocked by the actions of her estranged husband.

Doctors said Friday that Scalise had a second surgery on Thursday and although he remains in condition, his condition has improved.

In his first public comments since the shooting, Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it’s a “good possibility” that Scalise will be able to return to work in his full capacity.

The bullet entered Scalise’s left hip and tore across his pelvis, cracking bones and injuring organs and blood vessels. In addition to targeting Republicans and the newfound assassination list, Hodgkinson posted inflammatory statements on Facebook criticizing President Trump and other members of the Republican party.