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

Posted June 17, 2017

NPR's Hansi Lo Wang is in Belleville.

HANSI LO WANG, BYLINE: Well, we've heard from one of his friends growing up.

She said she had not seen her husband since March. Let's listen to a clip of what she said.

"I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it".

They also point to entertainer Kathy Griffin, who posted an internet video showing her holding up the likeness of the bloody, decapitated head of Obama?

WANG: She got a lot of questions from reporters.

Stephen Brennwald, an attorney and YMCA regular, said he thought it was odd that Hodgkinson never exercised or wore workout clothes. "I think it's bad", Reis said. "I'm sorry that he did this but there is nothing I can do about it".

Witnesses said a man identified as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Southern Illinois emerged from behind the third base dugout with an M4 assault rifle and began shooting.

Franks was not on the team, adding uncertainty about the significance of the list of names. Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful". It was parked across from the scene of the shooting.

The FBI said authorities are speaking with people who knew Hodgkinson or who may have encountered him.

WANG: Well, we do know he has a criminal record that shows that there are arrests for suspicion of battery and motor vehicle damage, for example.

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The charges were eventually dismissed, but witnesses told deputies Hodgkinson grabbed the girl by the hair and threw her on the floor. At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates.

Duncan said he spoke with Hodgkinson briefly before the shooting, when the would-be assassin asked him in the parking lot if the players on the field were Republicans or Democrats.

That's the reaction many expressed on Thursday following the shootout at the baseball diamond in Alexandria, Va., a day earlier. Here's what she said.

MARTIN: And just briefly, what can you tell us about the state of the investigation right now? "It disgusts me how they are acting". And people are pretty good around here. I think it's time to come together and use consensus-building and diplomacy to solve a number of our issues.

CORNISH: Are they saying anything about the town's connection to the shooting itself? "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told his colleagues during an address from the floor.

WANG: Well, it's a small town, and parts of it are pretty rural, including where the shooter's home is.

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

Scalise can hope to make an "excellent recovery", his trauma surgeon said Friday, even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death. And back in November, Hillary Clinton beat Trump by a few thousand votes, so it was very close.

And this county is surrounded by really Trump country.

"He would get politically aggressive".