Franks was on the list but not on the baseball team. The FBI phoned the congressmen to let them know that their names were on an assassination list found on the shooter. On Behind the Headlines on St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh speaks with GOP Rep. Mike Bost and Belleville-News Democrat Dana Rieck about it.
So far, investigators have not linked Hodgkinson to any radical groups, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.
The FBI has swarmed the IL home of James Hodgkinson, combing through evidence trying to understand what could’ve led the 66-year-old man to the shooting rampage at a Republican congressional baseball practice.
As we reported yesterday, Democrats in Congress have graciously reached out to Republicans, starting with praying for them Wednesday morning and joining them in prayer at the Congressional baseball game yesterday. The paper has been lauded for its local reporting.
Hodgkinson appeared to be a volunteer with Bernie Sanders’ failed presidential campaign, the Vermont senator said shortly after the incident in a statement.
Hodgkinson continued to post blistering Facebook assessments of Mr Trump and the Republicans in charge in Washington.
Lindsay Rann, public affairs specialist with the FBI’s Washington field office, declined to comment on the alleged list, citing the ongoing investigation.
Half a dozen patrons gathered at the tavern Thursday afternoon for the $1 taco special and to shoot pool said Hodgkinson didn’t hang out there and wasn’t known to them. “There’s no way of knowing what his motivation was”. Quick and heroic actions by a Capitol Police security detail and Alexandria Police thankfully averted others from being shot or killed.
Steve Scalise, R-La., and three others.
Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise’s body, but “we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point”.
Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it’s a “good possibility” that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity.
For much of his adult life, the suspect lived about 90m off a rural road in a well-kept, two-storey home on the outskirts of Belleville, Illinois. The checks will never be able to stop determined attackers who lack a criminal history, but they will make it harder for law-abiding citizens to get the guns they need for self-defense. Two Capitol Police officers sustained relatively minor injuries.
House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was the only congressman injured in the shooting.