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Suspect in congressional baseball shooting now dead

16 June 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., recounted candidate Trump's comments prodding supporters to pummel demonstrators at rallies and said Republicans were being "sanctimonious". Bernie Sanders, an Independent who ran as a Democrat.

St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson said Wednesday that Hodgkinson showed the deputy all required firearms licenses and documentation for the high-powered hunting rifle, which he said he was simply using for target practice. Sanders condemned the shooting in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon.

"I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign".

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Hodgkinson's social media posts displayed strong anti-Trump sentiment.

The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation's capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans and recently frightened a neighbor by firing a rifle into a field behind his IL home.

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The incident happened March 24, according to sheriff's officials, just days before Hodgkinson presumably left IL for Virginia. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy.

"We should know over the next day or so how he does", Cassidy said.

The annual Congressional Baseball Game charity event, where Senate and House members from both parties face off together, has raised $600,000 for the Boys and Girls Club, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and the Washington Literacy Center, according to several lawmakers and event organizers.

"Rep. Steve Scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter".

Several regulars at that YMCA gave media interviews in which they described Hodgkinson as quiet, unassuming, seemingly normal, and expressed surprised that he could explode in violence. All the time he was bleeding, we were under fire. In it, the Caesar character bears a striking resemblance to Trump. "You know they expect something for all this money".

"America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this awful shooting", he said. He also posted photos of his UPS truck and an award for 15 years of service to the company in 2015. Scalise was shot in the hip and is reported to be in critical condition at a Washington hospital.

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Newt Gingrich, appearing on Fox News, called the shootings "part of a pattern" and blamed "an increasing intensity of hostility on the left". "This is not what today is about, but there are too many guns on the street", McAuliffe said, citing a statistic that 93 Americans are killed with guns daily. If the Federal Bureau of Investigation is correct that Hodgkinson had been in Virginia since March, he must have left IL shortly after he was seen with the rifle at his home.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, echoed Davis' sentiment.

"The guy's down to a handgun, he dropped his rifle, they shoot him, I go over there, they put him in handcuffs", Conaway said, adding that if the shooter had "gotten inside the fence, where a bunch of guys were holed up in the dugout, it would have been like shooting fish in a barrel". "This was a year we wanted to get even". Virginia's Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, urged gun control measures.

"He's in some trouble", said Trump, who had visited late Wednesday. "What we just saw here is one of the bad side effects of someone not exercising those rights properly". Griner was hospitalized Wednesday after she was shot in the ankle while Bailey "was treated and released having sustained a minor injury", Capitol Police said in a statement.

The congressional game, which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, is a rare example of bipartisanship in an increasingly polarized Washington. Does the focus land on better protecting members of Congress in public?

Politicians are often able to move on from the rhetoric.

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Suspect in congressional baseball shooting now dead