Now, chilling new reports claim that a "kill list" was discovered in the 66-year-old shooter's van.
House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was one of four people wounded in the shooting. Senate Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others were wounded in the attack. Brooks said the list was short and the other names he was told of were also GOP congressmen. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Trent Franks of Arizona, and Mo Brooks of Alabama. None of the victims injured in the attack were on the list, the law enforcement source said.
Brooks' office told WAFF 48 News they could not comment, citing the ongoing investigation.
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. When asked who would win the Congressional baseball game, Congressman Brad Sherman, who is a Democrat from California, answered "America".
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"There are a number of different indications now that this was a pre-meditated situation", Franks said Friday on CNN's "OutFront", though he declined to discuss the reported list. They checked his laptop, cell phone and a camera and found there that indicated he had been scouting potential targets.
Sue Hodgkinson said she felt "horrible", saying, "I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it".
Doctors said Friday that Scalise had a second surgery on Thursday and although he remains in critical condition, his condition has improved.
The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore across his pelvis, cracking bones and injuring organs and blood vessels. 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.
"Right now we are focused on two things: the safety of the ship and the well-being of the sailors", said Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Hodgkinson had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media.