Bernie Sanders 'sickened' by congressional shooter, who allegedly was campaign volunteer

Suspect in congressional baseball shooting identified

At least two others were also wounded.

The alleged shooter has been identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragedy", Trump said in a statement. And he talked with the chief of the Capitol Police "to express my admiration for their courage". They dodged questions as to whether the shooter set out to target Republican House members. "This should serve as a wake-up call for all of us to step back from the battle lines and come together to strengthen our nation".

That pivot happened rapidly around 11:15 am when CNN confirmed that the alleged shooter was James T. Hodgkinson of IL.

Police said the suspect's motive is unknown at this point. Scalise underwent surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Hodgkinson had reportedly moved to Alexandria recently. Authorities later confirmed at a press conference that the suspect is in custody.

He went on in that March 2011 letter: "Today Congress has put so much burden on the middle working class by lowering the top marginal rate to 35 percent and only $375,000 that we are in a recession and on the verge of a depression". The man calmly asked which party's lawmakers were practicing and Duncan told him they were the Republicans. "We consider this incident to be a closed incident under investigation".

Law enforcement officials say he opened fire at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday. He was first elected to the House in 2008 after serving in the state legislature. They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats. He said the congressman dragged himself 10 to 15 yards into the outfield to get further away from the gunman. "I met him on the Bernie trail in Iowa, worked with him in the Quad Cities area". He said one of his legislative correspondents was shot. "He was a working man", said Matthew Jett, who works at the Main St. Cafe in Belleville, where Hodgkinson was a regular.

He said he has no doubt the man he spoke with was the shooter, based on photos he's seen.

"We are united in our shock and anguish". The daughter refused and locked herself in a bedroom before Hodgkinson again forced his way in and "became violent", grabbing her by her hair and throwing her on the floor, according to the report.

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"He could have a short temper when it came to different issues", Clark said.

Sanders said in a statement that Hodgkinson "apparently" worked as a volunteer for his presidential campaign past year.

Initial reports said that as many as 50 shots had been fired, but Flake said, "50 would be an understatement". He also offered his prayers for those who were wounded and thanked the Capitol Police officers who responded. Bernie Sanders in the 2016 election.

In the a year ago, most of his Facebook posts consisted of signed petitions on Change.org with titles like: "Bernie - please run no matter what;" "Hillary Rodham Clinton should concede the nomination to Bernie Sanders;" and "Healthcare for all Americans". The popular annual face-off, which raises money for charity, was scheduled for Thursday evening at Nationals Park across the Potomac River in Washington.

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