Would-be gunman launched into Donald Trump tirade before shooting

Frederick Owens
June 19, 2017

They spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the investigation.

He had targets in his sights and a list of names in his pocket.

Hodgkinson posted content favorable to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on his social media accounts and signed a Change.org petition for the removal of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

Scalise's trauma surgeon on Friday said he could hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the US House Majority Whip arrived at the hospital on Wednesday at imminent risk of death.

The man responsible for shooting pro-life Congressman Steve Scalise apparently had a hit list of other pro-life members of Congress to assassinate. "He asked me if this team was the Republican or Democrat team practicing".

The House of Representatives' No. 3 Republican leader was in grave condition when he was first shot.

Scalise has undergone multiple surgeries and will need more. They were practicing for the annual charity baseball game to be played the next day, on Thursday, at National's Field, which is a 100-year-old tradition in Washington.

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Police congregate near the home of shooter James Hodgkinson in Illinois, US.

President Donald Trump said on Twitter that "Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover".

Scalise's doctor, Jack Sava, said Scalise will need further operations but he is expected to be able to walk and run again.

"This is an offensive example of Obamacare's violation of the conscience rights of American employers just so this Administration can force their radical agenda on hard working taxpayers", Scalise continues. "I can't wrap my head around it". "I think that his risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in. he was as critical as you can be when he came in".

The couple had been married nearly thirty years, she said.

He was transported to George Washington University Hospital, and later died.

Bailey was spotted on Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.

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