Lawmaker Steve Scalise critically injured in GOP baseball shooting

Lawmaker Steve Scalise critically injured in GOP baseball shooting; gunman James T. Hodgkinson dies in custody

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/multiple-people-injured-after-shooting-in-alexandria/2017/06/14/0289c768-50f6-11e7-be25-3a519335381c_story.htmlPresident Trump said the gunman — identified by multiple law enforcement officials as James T. Hodgkinson III, 66, from Illinois.

He died after a shootout with police officers, two of whom were wounded in the gun battle.

Scalise remained in critical …

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In the comic, Scalise says: “When I spoke to a racist group in 2002, it was an innocent mistake. Scalise disavowed Duke in 2004. “David Duke is an embarrassment to our district and his message of hate only serves to divide us,” he said before running for Congress.

His district is over 80 percent white, but he makes time to meet with black constituents, as his Facebook page shows.

Anti-Trump gunman asks chilling question before rampage

http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/antitrump-gunman-asks-chilling-question-before-rampage/news-story/3d93cdeed41e3c9c5cb0ed8e3d334228The shooter, after his gun rampage in the US state of Virginia, has been identified as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Illinois, who had posted a number of abusive anti-Trump rants on social media.

He shot the third-highest-ranking House Republican, whip Steve Scalise …

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Here’s What We Know About The Suspect In The Congressional Baseball Shooting

https://www.buzzfeed.com/talalansari/heres-what-we-know-about-the-alleged-suspect-in-theHodgkins appears to have been active on political social media for years.

One of his Facebook pages, which has been swarmed by users’ comments after Hodgkinson was identified as a suspect, contains multiple posts dating back to at least 2014, that are …

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Lawmakers Say They’re Sure They Spoke to Gunman

https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-06-14/duncan-desantis-we-spoke-to-scalise-shooter-james-hodgkinsonHouse Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot in the hip and underwent surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Two Capitol Police officers, guarding Scalise as a member of House leadership, also were injured as they returned fire.

A staffer …

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Suspect apparently criticized Scalise in 2015 Facebook post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/2017/live-updates/public-safety/updates-shooting-at-congressional-baseball-practice-in-virginia/suspect-apparently-criticized-scalise-in-2015-facebook-post/Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), who was wounded in Wednesday morning’s shooting, was the target of criticism in a 2015 post to a Facebook account believed to belong to alleged shooter James T. Hodgkinson.

“Here’s a Republican that should Lose His Job, but …

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Report: James T. Hodgkinson, Shooting Suspect, Campaigned for Bernie Sanders

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/14/james-t-hodgkinson-report-scalise-shooting-suspect-campaigned-bernie-sanders/The Washington Post reports that James T. Hodgkinson, the suspect in the Alexandria shooting that wounded Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and three others at a Republican baseball practice Wednesday morning campaigned for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 …

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