James T. Hodgkinson, the shooter who opened fire on dozens of Republican congressmen and staffers at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, had a list of Republican names in his pocket that was recovered by the FBI, The Daily Caller has learned.
Hodgkinson, who posted a slew of anti-Republican and anti-Trump posts on social media over the years, opened fire at the baseball practice in Alexandra, Va., injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and three others. His condition was upgraded from critical to serious. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, was fatally shot in a firefight with police.
On Wednesday, Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took the Senate floor to condemn the horrific shooting at the Republican baseball practice just outside the capital city.
The Daily Caller first reported that James T. Hodgkinson had a list of Republican names in his pocket that was recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
News that the gunman had a list of names on him at the time of the shooting suggests that it wasn't a random incident but instead was a premeditated attempt to kill the politicians. U.S. Capitol Police and D.C. Metropolitan Police Department also declined to comment.
"He will be in the hospital for a considerable period of time, presumably weeks", said Jack Sava, trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, who spoke Friday about the Louisiana Republican who remains in critical condition at the hospital in the District.More news: Bodies found on 'ripped' USA destroyer
"I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago", Sava said.
O'Connor said Bost's office has turned over all of their communications from Hodgkinson to U.S. Capitol Police.
It's all too easy to believe that what AP reporters and the AP itself really want is for most of the public to know as little as possible about Hodgkinson's list - particularly that it only contained the names of conservative Republicans.
Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.
House Speaker Paul Ryan paid a visit to his injured colleague at the hospital Friday.