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"It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co.": suspected Congressional gunman's FB post

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 00:59

James Hodgkinson, the suspect in the congressional baseball shooting, volunteered for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and was an outspoken online critic of President Donald Trump. Linda So reports.

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66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois is the suspected gunman who opened fire on Republican lawmakers who were practicing near Washington Wednesday morning, for a charity baseball game. U.S. President Donald Trump confirming his death in a live televised announcement from the White House. SOUNDBITE: U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "The assailant has now died from his injuries." Hodgkinson was reportedly a supporter of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and volunteered for his presidential campaign. On his Facebook page, he also had several anti-Trump postings including one on March 22 that reads quote, "Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co." Hodgkinson's wife reportedly said her husband, the former owner of a home inspection business, had been living in Alexandria, Virginia for the past two months and was expected to return to Illinois in the coming days. According to his Facebook page,

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"It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co.": suspected Congressional gunman's FB post

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 00:59