Wife: Man Who Shot Congressman Wanted to Work on Tax Policy

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 17, 2017

Scalise, a congressman from Louisiana who is the No. 3 House Republican, suffered injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in the left hip on a baseball field in Alexandria where he and other lawmakers were practicing for a charity baseball game.

Hodgkinson told reporters that she and her husband were married for 30 years before he was killed in a shootout with police on Wednesday.

The gunman was believed to have been in the Alexandria area since March, Slater said. "And thank God he wasn't a very good shot", said Representative Joe Barton, the Republican team's manager. And she suggested that maybe he wanted a break from living with their - her daughter's child who was living with them in their home. He worked on his laptop and sipped coffee, rarely joining in the political discussions often set off by the TV. "I can't wrap my head around it", Hodgkinson said. "She had no idea he felt as strong as he did", Wagner said. He had access to the facility on Wednesday, and arrived less than two hours before the shooting, the YMCA said in a statement.

In a show of bipartisanship, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said on the floor of the House: "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us". The weapons had been legally purchased, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported.

Brooks told CNN that he was contacted by Capitol Police and told his name and office number were on the list. The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time.

Sue Hodgkinson spoke to reporters Thursday outsider her Belleville, Illinois, home.

A half-dozen patrons gathered at the tavern Thursday afternoon for the $1 taco special and to shoot pool said Hodgkinson didn't hang out there and wasn't known to them.

"We're just not sure at this time" how he spent his time, he said. He always drank alone, and always drank cans of Budweiser - sometimes just one, sometimes as many as six, said Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the restaurant. She said she thought he was going to return to IL because he'd run out of money. But others in Belleville say it's just not a political town.

"He was what I would call a staunch Democrat, but I never heard him say he was going to do any harm to anybody", Page said.

And now what we know about the man who fired on the baseball practice yesterday.

In October of 1996, Stock parked her vehicle on the side of the road, covered herself in gasoline and set herself on fire, according to a report by the Belleville News-Democrat.

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