Wisconsin was a key part of his 2016 election triumph, when Trump became the first Republican to carry the state in a presidential election since 1984.
According to news reports, Sue Hodgkinson has told reporters that Hodgkinson had been living in Alexandria, Va., for the past few months.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) told the Post that he heard two or three shots before he realized what was going on.
From the stands, Vince Wetzel, a resident of Sacramento, California, who is visiting Washington and made a decision to take in the game, said, “It’s just a good call to put aside political differences and just play some baseball”.
“I am sickened by this despicable act”, Sanders said in a statement condemning all acts of violence. Sanders said he denounced the violence “in the strongest possible terms”. But I think, as a whole, our country certainly could bring the temperature down a little bit.
“Every issue that we were working on, he was not in support of”, Representative Mike Bost of IL, the Republican lawmaker who represented Hodgkins’ district, said, adding that while he was always angry about the GOP agenda, he never crossed the line. Infowars, a website run by the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, characterized the attack as the “FIRST SHOTS FIRED IN SECOND US CIVIL WAR”. But Slater said authorities were still working to determine a motive and had “no indication” Hodgkinson knew about the ball practice ahead of time.
The FBI is actively investigating Hodgkinson, to include his associates, whereabouts, social media impressions, and potential motivations.
But Hodgkinson’s two Facebook profiles, which offered a window into his thinking before they were removed from the site Wednesday, weren’t especially out of the ordinary.
Democrats remain deeply upset about Trump’s win and by his presidency, and frustrated over how to channel the energies of a restive and angry base. “It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co”.
On Tuesday, Hodgkinson broke his apparent silence at the garage. “That’s an easy one, Billy”, the cartoon reads.
To summarize, the government put out a report warning about the dangers of far-right extremism, the mainstream right subsequently identified their own ideology with this same extremism, then the Right successfully pressured the government to stop investigating this kind of terrorism. Unless you are Sarah Huckabee Sanders, his deputy press secretary. “And we also have, not to be forgotten, extreme right-wing leadership in the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate”.
“I had no idea this was going to happen, and I don’t know what to say about it”, she said.
We have watched while violent leftists have attacked conservative speakers and assaulted people who attempted to listen to those speakers. Convinced that Trump and his Republican allies are largely to blame for the nation’s acrimonious political discourse, many bridle over any suggestion to the contrary.
She said she was married to James Hodgkinson for almost 30 years but they have not been together since March, when he moved to Washington, D.C.
You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!
While Trump was restrained in his remarks about the shooting, other figures on the political right let loose. “Pray for Steve!” Mr Trump wrote on Twitter.
Mr Trump said Mr Scalise was “a true friend and patriot”.
If it was Trump’s goal to set a new tone for the country, someone in the White House failed to tell him.
The discovery suggests that the shooting was a premeditated political attack, The Daily Caller reported. He campaigned in other states for Bernie Sanders.
Amid the chaos of that day came a determination by the Republican team – and Democrats, too – that the game go ahead. They are trying to delegitimize and discredit anyone who is speaking out for a better society.