Congress gunman raged against Trump online

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ABC's Brian Ross says Hodgkinson left his southern IL home earlier this year. She said she thought her husband, James Hodgkinson, had gone to the Washington area to work on tax policy. She said he sold nearly everything from his businessese prior to leaving. As I walk across the parking lot to the vehicle, a gentleman approaches me and says, 'Can you tell me, the team today, is that Democrats or Republicans?' I told him it was the Republicans and he said, 'OK, thanks, ' and turned around. Two of the police officers were shot by Hodgkinson before he was fatally shot.

After police released his photo, Craig said, she immediately recognized Hodgkinson and remembered his being "a little shady". He has had three surgeries so far.

Before visiting the hospital, Trump celebrated his 71st birthday with a family dinner at the White House, Spicer said.

The House majority whip, 51, is a five-term Republican from Louisiana.

According to investigators, while James Hodgkinson was firing at members of Congress Wednesday morning he was carrying a handwritten list in his pocket with names of several Republican congressman.

Four others were also injured in the shooting, including two Capitol Police officers - Griner and David Bailey - staffer Zachary Barth and lobbyist Matt Mika.

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Kasowitz heads the group despite his lack of deep experience in Washington or in criminal defense. That lack of formal notification wouldn't be unusual in the early stages of an investigation.

They recovered a 7.62 caliber rifle and a 9 mm handgun, which they say Hodgkinson bought legally. Officials said Hodgkinson has been identified as the man who opened fire on Republican lawm.

CBN News contacted the offices of the acongressmen; however, staff say they can not make any further comments because it's an ongoing investigation.

Those who crossed his path, in the weeks before the shooting remembers Hodgkinson as an angry man, who took his anti-Republican rants online before going after the GOP during baseball practice.

"I wish I had some kind of clue that his hate was going to turn into a shooting", said Dauberman, the mechanic. Republican Congressman Gregg Harper gaveled in the session, and Republican Glenn Thompson delivered the first morning speech, as about 30 spectators watched from the visitors' galleries.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a floor speech Wednesday afternoon that he learned that Hodgkinson had volunteered for his progressive campaign for president, which focused on economic equality and almost toppled Hillary Clinton's presidential aspirations and threatened to derail the Democratic Convention last summer.