Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner


House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was critically wounded in the shooting attack, along with a Capitol Police officer.

The Washington Post first reported the suspect's identity.

"It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump said of the treatment of Scalise, the No. 3 GOP leader, who is in critical condition at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

"How dare they say such a thing?"

Though the specific motive for the attack are not yet clear, the gunman was vocally opposed to President Donald Trump and his policies, and served as a volunteer in the presidential campaign of US Senator Bernie Sanders.

"Five others were injured during Hodgkinson's Wednesday morning rampage at a park in Alexandria, Va". The assailant, who had nursed grievances against President Donald Trump and the GOP, fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died. Michael Savage, a radio host, wrote on Twitter, "I warned America the Dems constant drumbeat of hatred would lead to violence!"

Republican Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania rose on the House floor to issue a call to "replace the hateful rhetoric and resistance with respect", a comment seemingly aimed at an anti-Trump "Resist" movement.

The congressional baseball match pits Republicans against Democrats. She noted that she has received numerous threats herself over the years, and is now the target of millions of dollars in negative ads in a House district in Georgia where a hard-fought special election will take place next week. She accused Republicans of "sanctimony" for suggesting Democrats are the ones to blame.

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According to reports , a gumnan opened fired at practice for the Republican Congressional Baseball Team early Wednesday morning. Rooney said he was standing near Scalise in the infield to work on double plays during this morning's practice.

From the stands, Vince Wetzel, a resident of Sacramento, California, who is visiting Washington and made a decision to take in the game, said, "It's just a good call to put aside political differences and just play some baseball". "I am sickened by this despicable act". "I talked to a lot of people throughout yesterday who went to school with him and said everything was he was always just a normal guy, kind of quiet. I can't wrap my head around it, OK?"

Sanders has advocated what he has called a peaceful political revolution.

It seems Hodgkinson's opinions haven't changed much in the past 6 years. "Trump Has Destroyed Democracy".

Mika, a former aide to Michigan Republican Rep. Tim Walberg, is director of government relations for Tyson Foods Washington, D.C., office and has worked for the company for more than six years.

Nina Turner, a former OH state senator who campaigned for Sanders in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, said: "Both sides need to look in the mirror". "Oh my gosh, mild compared to what they put on TV yesterday". However, he said the senator's description of Trump created a combustible political atmosphere, according to the Times.

"I would try to chat him up and say stuff, but he never looked back at me", Brennwald said.

The California Democrat notes that she herself is now featured in millions of dollars of attack ads running in a Georgia House district where there's a hard-fought special election next week. For even as they blamed one another, a large number gave lip service, at least, to a need to assume personal responsibility to try to reduce acrimony on Capitol Hill and around the country. "He is in some trouble, but he's a great fighter and he's going to be OK, we hope", Trump said.

Colleagues said Scalise had been fielding balls at second base at a local park in Alexandria, just across the Potomac River from the nation's capital, as the Republicans practiced for their annual game with Democrats.