Mark Walker's emotional reaction to GOP baseball shooting

Virginia Carter
June 19, 2017

"But for now, the members of the congressional baseball team have made the decision to go forward with tonight's game, which will be played for charity", he said.

Democrat Cedric Richmond, a fellow Louisiana congressman, said as many others did that Scalise is a fighter. Scalise remains in critical condition but his vital signs have stabilized and doctors have lifted sedation enough for him to respond to family members. Mika worked for two Michigan Republicans before becoming a lobbyist in 2008, and was volunteering to help with the practice.

Capitol Police officers at the scene Wednesday morning returned fire, wounding Hodgkinson.

Capitol Police Officer David Bailey - wounded in yesterday's attack - threw out tonight's first pitch.

Hodgkinson's wife told ABC News that he had been living in Alexandria, Virginia, the location of the shooting, for the past two months. Hodgkinson was transferred to hospital and died of his injuries shortly after.

One of the last encounters anyone had with Hodgkinson in Belleville was March 24, near his home just outside the Belleville city limits.

In the white cargo van where Hodgkinson lived in the area for weeks, investigators found a computer, camera and cell phone that they will analyze.

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Wagner said there was no way to predict that Hodgkinson would take such violent action.

James Hodgkinson had a history of domestic violence and also a long list of minor offenses in his home county, most of which were tossed out, according to the AP.

Left-wing terrorist James T. Hodgkinson had an assassination list of conservative House members in his pocket, according to an exclusive report in The Daily Caller.

Euille said Hodgkinson usually only spoke routinely with him and with the front desk manager on the morning shift at the YMCA. On Behind the Headlines on St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh speaks with GOP Rep. Mike Bost and Belleville-News Democrat Dana Rieck about it. "I go down to the post office quite often, and he would be there collecting signatures on things he was for, and if you weren't of his opinion, he'd be very agitated", McClenahan said.

It is worth asking whether the hysteria over Republican President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers played a role in Hodgkinson's shooting spree. He used a.30-caliber semi-automatic rifle and a 9 mm handgun. Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful".

Beyond that, everyone will begin to seek lessons in what is at base a senseless and intolerable attack.

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