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

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

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

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. This crime should be a wake-up call.

President Donald Trump said Friday that Steve Scalise "took a bullet for all of us".

But the shooting, which left four wounded, may prove to be a test for Sanders' progressive movement "and a moment for liberals to figure out how to balance anger at Mr. Trump with inciting violence", the Times' Yamiche Alcindor wrote.

Brennwald thought it was odd he never saw Hodgkinson exercise or wear workout clothes and considered asking a staffer about him but never did, he said. The shooter's brother told the newspaper that Hodgkinson traveled to Washington in recent weeks to protest. "I can't wrap my head around it", she said.

In one sentence, Meurer offers up a snapshot of American partisanship: For many Americans, their political affiliation is a central component of their identity.

The FBI is investigating the situation and is looking into Hodgkinson's exact motive.

Despite the shooting in Virginia, the congressional baseball game went on as planned Thursday evening.

As Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) were leaving baseball practice early Wednesday, Duncan said the shooter asked him if the team practicing was Republican or Democrat.

Members of Congress were practising for a game that was scheduled for Thursday night at Nationals Park, CNN reported.

Calling himself a democratic socialist on his Facebook page, Hodgkinson had bashed Republicans for their health care and pro-rich policies. The baseball field, a parking lot, and a nearby YMCA facility remained closed, as did some streets.

Scalise was wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican Party lawmaker baseball practice on Wednesday.

"Fifty (shots) would be an understatement, I'm quite sure", Flake said when asked about the total amount of gunfire, including police returning fire.

The senator added that "real change" can only come through nonviolent action.

"We understand he is lucky to be alive", the family said, crediting Mika's survival to his "fighting spirit" and the heroism of Capitol Police agents who took down the shooter. Hodgkinson was shot and killed by police.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragedy".

Sava declined to put a timeline on when that would happen or when Scalise, 51, would be able to leave hospital.

Michael McCormack, chairman of the Republican Committee of Dutchess County agreed and said he has faith America will heal after the bitterly divisive election and transfer of power. Some things transcend politics.