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

Congress Seeks Normalcy, Heads Back To Work After Shooting

Congress Seeks Normalcy, Heads Back To Work After Shooting

"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".

Likewise, what if entertainer Kathy Griffin had posted an internet video showing her holding up the likeness of the bloody, decapitated head of Obama?

"Totally out of the blue", he said, adding that his brother was engaged in politics but otherwise led a normal life.

Not mentioned: A June 8 social media post by Hodgkinson where he refers to Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for Georgia's open 6th Congressional District seat.

He left her in March, headed to Washington, D.C.

The New York Times reported that Hodgkinson was licensed to buy guns in IL, his state of residence.

Hodgkinson previously resided in the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, where he worked as a home inspector.

Details have emerged of the violent past of an anti-Republican fanatic who shot a United States congressman at a practice session for a charity baseball match.

Ten years earlier, a foster daughter committed suicide by dousing herself with gasoline and setting herself on fire inside her vehicle, the Belleville News-Democrat reported.

"Bobby, ' he said, 'I know him".

But she maintained there was nothing she could have done about it.

"Congresswoman Giffords publicly expressed concerns when Sarah Palin, on her website, placed her district in the cross-hairs of a rifle - and identified her by name below the image - as an encouragement to Palin supporters to eliminate her from Congress", Sanders's email read. The paper's staff then kicked into overdrive, dredging up archival letters Hodgkinson had written to the paper, photographs of him at local protests over the year, delving into criminal records and family relations and speaking to anyone who knew him.

The FBI says Hodgkinson left his IL home months ago, and he was living out of a van in Alexandria, where he frequented the YMCA, and even engaged in conversations with the former mayor. And he said James T. Hodgkinson actually went by Thomas or Tommy.

Sue Hodgkinson spoke to reporters Thursday outside her IL home.

The gunman opened fire around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, striking five people, including House Majority Whip Rep.

"I knew he was a Democrat, a pretty hardcore one". "They don't deserve this, I don't deserve this, my daughters don't deserve all this". I don't deserve this.

Although the weather in Washington looks headed toward a near-flawless summer night, an obvious and immovable shadow is being cast over Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game - a tradition that began more than a century ago.

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