In the wake of Wednesday's shooting of GOP congressmen, a Washington Post opinion piece declared that it wasn't just an attack on Republicans -- it was an attack "on all of us." In case anyone needed official confirmation of just how patently false that claim was, we now have it.
As James Hodgkinson aimed his rifle at a baseball field full of Republican congressmen, he had a kill list in his pocket, the FBI has disclosed, and that list contained Republican names only.
The Daily Caller has the exclusive:
The news that the shooter had a list of names suggests the shooting was not a random outburst, but instead appears to be a premeditated political assassination.
The list was written out on notepad paper and found in the shooter’s pocket, according to multiple sources with intimate knowledge of the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the investigation. The list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, TheDC has confirmed.
The FBI has contacted at least one of the three congressmen to inform them of their inclusion on the list.
Both Brooks and Duncan were at the ball field on Wednesday when the shooting occurred. In fact, Brooks helped the injured Scalise once Hodgkinson was neutralized.
As noted by the DC, Brooks, Duncan, and Franks are all part of the House Freedom Caucus, “which contains the lower chamber’s most conservative members.”
Duncan was approached by Hodgkinson just before he opened fire when he asked the now-infamous question, “Are those Democrats or Republicans on the field?”
The offices of these reps provided no comments as the investigation is ongoing.