The man who opened fire at a Congressional baseball practice early on Wednesday morning injuring Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and five others has been identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson.
As the media struggle to figure out a motive, the shooter himself, who has since died from his injuries in a shootout with Capitol police, revealed all we need to know. Just prior to the shooting, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said he was approached by the suspect at the ball field: "There was a guy that walked up to us that was asking whether it was Republicans or Democrats out there, and it was just a little odd.”
Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) said it seemed as though Hodgkinson was there “to kill as many Republican members as possible."
But that’s just two eyewitness accounts. Is there anything else that can help clarify that motive that’s so illusive to the mainstream media? Why, yes.
Hodgkinson’s Facebook page was active until just moments ago but not before I captured screenshots. There are photos of the gunman and it identifies him as a former owner of a home inspection service which the media are reporting. But they’re not so keen to note his anti-Trump, anti-GOP, and VERY pro-Bernie Sanders rhetoric. He is a huge fan of left-wing media, especially Rachel Maddow. Here is a sampling:
He "liked" the pages of these leftist media personalities:
And was a member of these groups:
That paints a pretty clear picture of who Hodgkinson was and his motivations. But you can bet that had he had pro-Trump things on his Facebook timeline, the media would be having a field day. But just like the Portland stabber from a few weeks ago, whom the media tried to paint as pro-Trump because he attacked Muslims, Hodgkinson was a Sanders supporter and held a deep hatred for all things GOP.