“[Va shooter] walked up to us…asking whether it was Republicans or Democrats out there.”
The problem isn’t guns, it’s the left.
Another Bernie voter — like Portland, where killings blamed on Trump’s rhetoric turned out to have been committed by a Bernie supporter.
The left is out of control: anti-American, anti-democracy, anti-freedom. A force for evil.
“James T Hodgkinson: What we know about Virginia suspect,” by Jessica Lussenhop, BBC News, June 14, 2017:
James T Hodgkinson died after allegedly exchanging gunfire with police at a baseball practice for Republicans in Virginia. Who was he?
Multiple US media sources have identified Hodgkinson as the man police believe shot and wounded congressman Steve Scalise and injured three others. He was carrying an assault rifle and a pistol, according to authorities.
Five people were taken to Washington DC-area hospitals and President Donald Trump himself revealed in a national address that Hodgkinson had died.
He has been identified as a 66-year-old man from Belleville, Illinois, which is a small city just across the Mississippi River from the city of St Louis, Missouri. He was self-employed until recently and worked as a home inspector.
Hodgkinson’s criminal record in St Clair County, Illinois, shows many traffic violations, along with more serious charges of battery and causing bodily harm in 2006, though those charges were dismissed.
NBC reports those charges were for an assault on his girlfriend, but according to local authorities the victim failed to appear in court.
According to ABC News, Hodgkinson’s wife told the network that her husband moved to Virginia two months ago.
A Facebook account that appears to belong to Hodgkinson is filled with anti-Republican and anti-Trump posts, as well as expressions of support for former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
An acquaintance of the suspect confirmed that he had campaigned for Mr Sanders during the election.
Mr Sanders, a Vermont senator, commented that he was “sickened by this despicable act” and condemned Hodgkinson’s actions.
Local media also unearthed a 2012 photo of Hodgkinson protesting outside a downtown Belleville post office holding a sign that read, “Tax the Rich”.
The Belleville-News Democrat also compiled his letters to the editor in 2012, when he railed against conservative tax policies and praised President Barack Obama.
“God bless the 99 percent,” he concluded one letter.