Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Various national news agencies have reported that he was a supporter of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and hater of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party. And last November, Hillary Clinton beat Trump by just a few thousand votes. His voice got loud and deep.

Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg.

Over the previous year, Hodgkinson regularly posted to social media showcasing his hatred for Trump.

The Daily Caller said it had confirmed three of the names: Brooks, South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan and Arizona Congressman Trent Franks.

After getting out of a black SUV that drove down Rolling Hills Lane from the Hodgkinson home, Sue Hodgkinson stood next to a federal agent in front of a gaggle of reporters.

With this attack, many Republicans are saying that the political rhetoric between the parties has gotten out of hand and needs to tone down.

"This radical mandate by the Obama Administration is an attack on the religious freedoms guaranteed to all Americans by the Bill of Rights", Scalise, a pro-life Republican from Louisiana, said. He died after officers in Scalise's security detail and local police fired at him. He's faced a charge of battery, for example, but that was later dropped.

A witness of the 2006 incident told police that "according to his foster daughter, he was always angry" and had punched his foster daughter's then 19-year-old friend Aimee Moreland "in the face with a closed fist".

Hodgkinson was in the YMCA Sunday afternoon, according to Del Ray resident Kris Balderston, who said he had seen Hodgkinson in the gym before, alone and not in workout clothes.

Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows
Fowler, teeing off on the 10th, was quickly into his stride with back-to-back birdies on his second and third holes. Thursday's opening round began with drama off the course after a blimp hovering near the venue crashed.

Deontay Wilder arrested after marijuana found in his vehicle
The WBC ruler Deontay Wilder , was arrested in his hometown of Tuscaloosa , Alabama after a traffic stop around 4pm on Wednesday. Meanwhile Bermane Stiverne remains the mandatory challenger for Wilder's prestigious crown.

The mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris: We have our own climate deal
David Ige signed SB 559 , which works to expand efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in agreement with the global agreement.

Ten years earlier, a foster daughter committed suicide by dousing herself with gasoline and setting herself on fire inside her vehicle, the Belleville News-Democrat reported.

"[James] was home all day long and he just wanted a break", she said, adding that she did not know if he had taken any weapons with him as he left.

"I told the sheriff, 'I don't know what's the matter with that guy, but he can't be shooting like that, '" he said. She said she feels "horrible" about what happened. He worked on his laptop and sipped coffee, rarely joining in the political discussions often set off by the TV.

They also point to entertainer Kathy Griffin, who posted an internet video showing her holding up the likeness of the bloody, decapitated head of Obama?

He belonged to several anti-GOP Facebook groups, including one called "Terminate the Republican Party".

Her brief talk Thursday with reporters indicated a man in turmoil, not necessarily a violent man, but a man beset by problems both at home and professionally. Our thoughts and prayers are with him. Sanders acknowledged Wednesday that Hodgkinson had apparently been among many volunteers on his 2016 campaign.

MARILYN BLAHA: I think it kind of brings people together if anything, you know? "People say weird things all the time".

CORNISH: That's NPR's Hansi Lo Wang in Belleville, Ill.

Related News:

  • Smith frustrated after second wash-out

    Bangladesh took their time while Smith seemed even to turn down run-scoring opportunities in a bid to speed play up. The rain, however, returned before the field was ready and the match was finally called off around an hour later.

    'The Mummy' Kicks Off a Marvel-like Universe for Comcast

    The big-budget film co-stars Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella and is the beginning of a new franchise of " dark universe " films. Henry Jekyll, Crowe delivers everything you could hope for in a character with such a significant name.
    Trump honors fallen veterans in honest  Memorial Day speech

    Trump honors fallen veterans in honest Memorial Day speech

    He then visited Area 60 of the cemetery, where numerous fallen heroes of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan were laid to rest. Trump tweeted this morning he is looking forward to paying his respects to America's courageous men and women.
  • Rafael Nadal Wins Record 10th French Open

    In the 19 times that Nadal has now played Wawrinka , the Spaniard has won 16, winning the match every time he won the first set . And following an historic triumph, the 31-year-old said it was "impossible" to describe his emotions.
    Nordstrom family considering buyout of department store

    Nordstrom family considering buyout of department store

    Finally, Johnson Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Nordstrom by 7.9% in the fourth quarter. Quest Investment Management Inc decreased Deere & Co Com (DE) stake by 92.6% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing.
    'Super Meat Boy' gets a surprise successor in 'The End is Nigh'

    'Super Meat Boy' gets a surprise successor in 'The End is Nigh'

    In the meantime, enjoy the trailer above, but be careful if you're at work - the language can be fierce . Does this seem like the flawless summer game for you?
  • Virginia shooter identified as man from Belleville, Illinois

    Virginia shooter identified as man from Belleville, Illinois

    The alleged shooter - identified by two federal law enforcement sources as James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Ill. - is dead. Sanders later condemned the shooting and said that he had been made aware that Hodgkinson had volunteered for his campaign.

    Israel approves largest West Bank settlements in 25 years

    The plans are at various stages in the process and the units are located in a number of settlements across the West Bank . Almost 400,000 Jewish settlers are estimated to be living in the West Bank along with 2.8 million Palestinians.

    Alleged Russian Hack Reveals a Deeply Flawed Election System

    Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties do not use VR Systems for their elections. The NSA report does not say whether the cyberattack effort had any effect on the election results.
  • Sabres Hire Phil Housley As Head Coach

    Sabres Hire Phil Housley As Head Coach

    Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015, he becomes the seventh alumnus to serve as the Sabres head coach. Each of his eight seasons in Buffalo rank among the top 10 single-season point totals by a Sabres defensemen.
    Marathon Oil Stock and How It Performed Last Week

    Marathon Oil Stock and How It Performed Last Week

    It is positive, as 66 investors sold MPC shares while 252 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 231 raised stakes. Over the last 5 years, Murphy Oil Corporation has averaged a -20.80% YoY EPS growth rate and a -14.80% revenue growth rate.

    Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $447.8 Million Sold In Riverside County

    Lottery officials say the earliest that the single winning ticket sold at Marietta Liquor & Deli can be redeemed is Monday. Alberre says the store just off a highway caters to retirees who live in Sun City and motorists who are passing through.


Most liked

Facebook wants to use artificial intelligence to block terrorists online
Artificial intelligence will largely be used in conjunction with human moderators who review content on a case-by-case basis. This is a departure from Facebook's earlier practice of relying on users to flag suspect content for removal.

Trump gives Pentagon power over Afghan troop levels
We can not allow Afghanistan to once again become a launching point for attacks on our homeland or on our allies. The Pentagon had considered a request for roughly 3,000 more troops, mainly for training and advising.

Kroger buys Zionsville Marsh stores
None of the Marsh locations in Anderson were sold through the auction process as of Tuesday and the fate remains unknown. The sales require approval by the bankruptcy court and have to overcome an objection from CVS Health.

Apple allows in-app tipping for content creators
Imagine only needing to scam 200 people to make $80,000 a month - Apple is letting someone do just that on the App Store . As he dug deeper to learn more about this app, he found that it routed your web access through a VPN, a private network.

US consumer prices dip 0.1 percent in May
American consumers forked out a total of US$473.8 billion (RM2 trillion) for the month, 3.8 per cent above May of a year ago . In addition to a drop in energy costs last month, the price of clothing, airline fares and medical care also declined.

Primary Tuesday - Polls Open at 6 AM
The attorney general race will have Democrat Mark Herring, the incumbent, facing Republican John Adams in the November 7 election. The race has been framed as a reboot of the Bernie Sanders-Hillary Clinton contest, but the comparison is not a flawless fit.

DC, Maryland Attorneys General to File 'Major Lawsuit' Against Trump
The attorneys general of Maryland and D.C., both Democrats , have scheduled a news conference for noon ET in Washington . The first was filed in January by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , a D.C. -based watchdog group.

Puerto Rico casts symbolic vote for statehood
No clear majority emerged in the first three referendums, with voters nearly evenly divided between statehood and the status quo. Justice Department told The Associated Press that the agency has not reviewed or approved the ballot's revised language.

Vladimir Putin critic reportedly detained before Moscow protest
For that reason, he said he was unilaterally switching the venue to Tverskaya Street, Moscow's main avenue near the Kremlin. An Associated Press reporter saw about 50 protesters seized by police in the gathering at Mars Field.

$435M Powerball jackpot: Odds, deadline, what you need to know
If someone hits the jackpot, it'll be the 8th largest Powerball prize and the 11th biggest in USA lottery history. Hughes also says she sees more people come in to get tickets 30 minutes before the drawing than any other time.

Penguins will stick with Matt Murray for Game 5
Subban, who claimed Crosby was complaining about Subban's breath during a Game 3 run-in, just kind of sat there and took it. The Predators are 5-5 when forced to wear the road whites, including a Game 5 victory against Anaheim in the West finals.

Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland in qualifying
England vs Scotland went from a bang average game of football to absolute madness In the space of eight minutes. We had moments where we got into really good positions in the final third and you have got to take the finish.

Ruth Davidson dismisses Scottish Tories breakaway claim
The DUP, who are based in Northern Ireland, take a conservative view of gay marriage and abortion. Davidson issued a strong rejection of the suggestion on social media.

Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy
The emirate is also home to leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Palestinian Hamas and the Afghan Taliban. Qatar relies heavily on food imports, especially those coming over its only land border with Saudi Arabia.

Eight killed, thousands displaced as storm lashes South Africa's Cape
The airport was closed, grounding even the South African President Jacob Zuma who had to cancel an engagement in Durban. In May, the Western Cape province declared a drought disaster after two reservoirs had completely dried up.