Bernie Sanders Condemns Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice

Steve Scalise

Steve Scalise

President Donald Trump made no mention of politics in a brief statement just before noon eastern time.

"Baseball games are a way to facilitate bipartisanship, but of course, that is now the exception to the rule", said Harry Wessel, political science chairman at Merrimack College.

Hodgkinson contacted the office of Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., 14 times through email or telephone.

Conservatives immediately seized on Hodgkinson's support for Sanders, with commentator Ann Coulter, a frequent voice on conservative cable news and talk radio, describing the gunman as "some nut Bernie Sanders supporter".

He is accused of opening fire at the Republican baseball practice around 7 a.m. Wednesday, shooting several people before engaging in a gun battle with police. Orear said Hodgkinson was a passionate progressive and showed no signs of violence or malice toward others.

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Firearms and other unsafe weapons are prohibited on the US Capitol grounds, according to a notice on the Capitol Police website. Gross said that despite the House vote, the measure "is not going anywhere in the Senate".

The teenager's mother entered the fray, hitting her daughter, pulling her hair to get her out of the vehicle and threatening to put her back into foster care, the report said. Officials said Hodgkinson has been identified as the man who opened fire on Republican lawmakers. "He was more on the really progressive side of things".

The director of Sanders' Iowa campaign says campaign staff could not recall the gunman, whose name was James T. Hodgkinson.

"Now, that I've seen the (suspect's) photo, I've got to believe that he was the guy, " DeSantis said on MSNBC. Let me be clear as I can be. The modest, rectangular clapboard farm house sits amid fields of young corn and budding soy.

According to The Belleville News-Democrat, in 2009, Hodgkinson was charged by Belleville police for failing to obtain an electrical contractor license or electrical permit before performing work. Scalise reportedly dragged himself off the field after being shot in the hip.

Hodgkinson apparently complied and the deputy left without taking any further action.

Jury still deliberating in case of officer who shot Castile
Leary III has wide discretion in deciding when to declare a mistrial if jurors continue to struggle to reach unanimous agreement. The judge in the trial of a Minnesota police officer charged in the death of a motorist has told the jury to keep deliberating.

That pivot happened rapidly around 11:15 am when CNN confirmed that the alleged shooter was James T. Hodgkinson of IL. He told police that he called the company and spoke to a woman who said she would tell the drivers.

When Hodgkinson refused to stop, Schaumleffel called the sheriff's department.

People in the Belleville area who know James Hodgkinson know him as Tommy.

A screen shot from the James T. Hodgkinson Facebook page.

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Fowler made four birdies in his opening nine - he played the back side first - and added three more on the second nine. Open, but with more rain in the forecast, it could be an unusually cheerful championship for those on the leaderboard.

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