Baseball gunman had list of GOP lawmakers

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise on Capitol Hill in 2015

We're hearing from the wife of the suspect in the mass shooting at a Congressional Baseball Game practice.

Sue Hodgkinson says she can't explain the actions of her estranged husband, James T. Hodgkinson.

"I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign", said a statement from the former Democratic presidential hopeful. Hodgkinson was mortally wounded by police. Authorities were investigating Hodgkinson's social media posts, a cellphone, computer and camera. "I can't wrap my head around it", Hodgkinson said.

The gunman's brother told The New York Times that the man was upset about Trump's election and recently went to Washington to protest, but Michael Hodgkinson said he didn't know why the man stayed in the area.

As for Scalise, he's still in critical condition, but he's improving.

He sold almost all his possessions ahead of the move, Sue Hodgkinson noted at the press conference.

Sue Hodgkinson also told reporters she knew nothing about her husband buying weapons before leaving on the extended trip, which the widow claims she did not find particularly odd. Brennwald thought it was odd he never saw Hodgkinson exercise or wear workout clothes and considered asking a staffer about him but never did, he said.

No staff members noticed any "inappropriate or unusual behavior" and no one complained about him, the YMCA said.

"I just don't know what to tell you people".

On Tuesday, Hodgkinson broke his apparent silence at the garage.

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

Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant a few blocks from the shooting scene, said Hodgkinson had become something of a regular in recent weeks.

Doctors say Scalise will be in the hospital for a "considerable period of time".

Her brief talk Thursday with reporters indicated a man in turmoil, not necessarily a violent man, but a man beset by problems both at home and professionally.



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